Tesla stunned the world last March when it introduced its Model 3 electric car, the company’s first affordable vehicle that will finally go into production this year.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who shared the first images of the final production version of the Model 3 on Twitter last week, says the first 30 Model 3 customers will receive their cars at a party on July 28. Tesla will reportedly produce around 100 cars in August, more than 1,500 cars in September, and then roughly 20,000 by the end of December.
Shortly after the car was unveiled, Motor Trend got a chance to see the new Model 3 up close and shared its experiences on YouTube. Understanding some of the thought that went into its design choices might make you appreciate the Model 3 even more.
Here are the nine signature features of Tesla’s Model 3:
1. The first feature should make anyone excited: Tesla’s Model 3 starts $35,000, and that’s before federal tax exemptions.
2. The Model 3 is a nimble electric car: It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just six seconds.
3. The Model 3 has a starting range of 215 miles, which should accommodate most people’s commutes.