The Tesla Model 3 is promising nothing short of a revolution in the electric vehicle market. A price target of $35,000 has been set, before incentives, coupled with a target range of 200 miles.
Sadly, it seems as though we may have to wait a bit longer for it than originally suggested.
Car and Driver reports that a slide during a Tesla Motors conference in Washington, D.C. (first leaked by InsideEvs) puts the Tesla Model 3 debut in early 2018, rather than the 2017 debut we’d all anticipated. A Twitter response to the leaked info by Tesla Motors VP of Communications Ricardo Reyes sheds some light on the matter, without necessarily denying the new timeline: “We still plan to show the Model 3 in 2016 and begin production in 2017.”
Is the key word here “plan?” Or is it “production?”
And, Car and Driver raises another important question; that publication, too, recently became aware that the Tesla Model 3 would be offered as both a sedan and a crossover utility vehicle. Will those two variants debut side-by-side, or first as a sedan (in 2018) and later as a CUV (in late 2018, sometime in 2019, or Lord only knows when)?