Okay, we'll just cut to the chase at this point.
"It has been insanely hard", Mr Musk said, referring to delivering on the $35,000 price promise. Once trading resumed after hours, Tesla shares were down 4% at $306.80 a share following news of the store closings.
The Tesla Model 3 has a top speed of 210km/h and a range of 355km. You do still get a tinted glass roof with the standard model, however, along with four USB ports in the center console. It has a top speed of 130mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in 5.6 seconds. It's unclear at present how many stores will be kept - Tesla said only that they'd be the ones located at high-trafficked places - and how many job losses there will be.
After a week of Twitter scuffles with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Elon Musk has announced the launch of the long-awaited Tesla Model 3, and the closure of all of the manufacturer's physical stores.
A US consumer who places an order for the Model 3 at its new lower price now will likely get it by the end of June before a tax credit for electric vehicles is scheduled to be reduced, Musk said.
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"Although lower in cost, it is built to achieve the same ideal 5-star safety rating as the longer-ranged version", Tesla said. Well, you still don't get any buttons or instruments or any interior hardware, really, beyond the 15-inch central touchscreen that remains standard.
"Shift to an online-only sales model as a key element of differentiation (particularly for a new vehicle manufacturer) that has the potential to drive higher conversion, reduce costs in the long-run, and improve customer satisfaction". We are also making it much easier to try out and return a Tesla, so that a test drive prior to purchase isn't needed. The company also claimed that buyers will be able to order a Tesla on their phones in about a minute, and they will be able to return their cars within seven days or 1,000 miles. "Quite literally, you could buy a Tesla, drive several hundred miles for a weekend road trip with friends and then return it for free", the company said in a blog post. Also, you can order the Model 3 here.
The online sales shift will enable Tesla to lower all vehicle prices by 6 percent, on average, including its higher-end Model S and Model X. Some of the roughly 130 outlets will remain in high-traffic locations as galleries, showcases and information centers, and others will become service and fix centers.
Going forward, the way you buy a Tesla will change dramatically. Moreover, we guarantee service availability anywhere in any countries in which we operate. The firm said the Tesla service system will see increased investment and announced additional firmware upgrades for some vehicles. "All he needs is the same basic demographic that has been interested in his cars from Day One". And our products are the reason we continue to rank #1 in Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey and have every single year since Tesla was first eligible to be included in 2013.