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Elon Musk presented the new Tesla Roadster 2020. It will be the first regular production car with 250+ mph top speed characteristics. 0-60mph in 1.9sec, amazing! It is the new Tesla electric car and it's just a sweet dream! Available from 2020.
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Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g Over the past eight months or so, Tesla has been ramping up production of its Model 3 electric car. Currently, just over two thousand cars are coming off its Fremont production line, a major improvement on the number of cars being produced per week at the start of the year. However, Model 3 production volume is still below what Tesla CEO Elon Musk had originally hoped it would be by now. The reason? Tesla tried to use too many robots in its production line, and made the Model 3 a little too complex. Yet, as Musk detailed in an interview with Gale King from CBS's Good Mornin (https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/FMN4XL5kYziyfOOgz_QcKARo7NWm0Gsf/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-offers-rare-look-inside-model-3-factory/) last week, he's is willing to learn from the experience and believes Tesla is heading out of "Production Hell" Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe, and use the links above to support our show.
Tesla Model 3 is now the 5th best selling car in the USA! Check out the full video of this highlight here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIa_fi9ilJ4 // Tesla Model 3 #5 in USA for Aug 2018 * Started here - Tesla Model 3 Outsells All BMW Sedans https://insideevs.com/tesla-model-3-outsold-bmw-passenger-cars/ * Dug in Deeper - https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/usa/article/detail/T0284604EN_US/bmw-group-u-s-reports-august-2018-sales * All BMW Passenger Sales - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ANNgEOGFwHkIrM10pH4QMbaPMgs_jRDKHseq8gsFJUE/edit?usp=sharing * Found all US Sales - http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2018/09/august-2018-ytd-u-s-passenger-car-sales-rankings-best-selling-cars-in-america/ // Tesla Model 3 (wikipedia) The Tesla Model 3 is a mid-size (US) / compact executive (EU) luxury all-electric four-door sedan manufactured and sold by Tesla, Inc. According to Tesla officials, the Model 3 Standard Battery version delivers an EPA-rated all-electric range of 220 miles (354 km) and the Long Range Battery version delivers 310 miles (500 km). The Model 3 has a minimalist dashboard with only a center-mounted LCD touchscreen. Tesla stated that the Model 3 carries full self-driving hardware to be optionally enabled at a future date. Within a week of unveiling the Model 3 in 2016, Tesla revealed they had taken 325,000 reservations for the car, more than triple the number of Model S sedans sold by the end of 2015. These reservations represent potential sales of over US$14 billion. By August 2017, there were 455,000 net reservations, and an average of 1,800 reservations were being added per day. Limited production of the Model 3 began in mid-2017, with the first production vehicle rolling off the assembly line on July 7, 2017, with the official launch and delivery of the first 30 cars on July 28. On July 1, 2018, it was announced that Tesla had met its production goal of 5,000 cars in a week. As of June 2018, Tesla had delivered a total of 28,386 Model 3 cars. Tesla Model 3 became the best selling car by revenue in North America for the months July and August 2018, with monthly sales of $993 million for August 2018, beating the Toyota Camry at $765 million, and Honda Accord at $679 million. In May 2016, Tesla told its suppliers that it intended to double earlier-announced Model 3 production targets to 100,000 in 2017 and 400,000 in 2018 due to demand, which suppliers and many experts viewed as unattainable. In the Tesla Factory, paint lines for 500,000 automobiles commenced in 2015, and some stamping equipment for the Model 3 was operational by August 2016. Tesla bought Grohmann Engineering, experienced in automated manufacturing, January 2017. This acquisition launched Tesla Advanced Automation Germany, which Tesla said would develop manufacturing processes to be used initially in Model 3 production. According to Tesla in late 2016, the company expected to invest between US$2 billion and US$2.5 billion in capital expenditures ahead of the start of Model 3 production. After the two Alpha prototypes were shown (silver and black; red was a shell) in April 2016, Tesla finished the design in late July 2016. Tesla ordered parts equivalent to 300 Beta prototypes in August 2016, preparing for development of the assembly line. As of August 2016, the company intended to make release candidates for testing prior to actual production. Tesla began building Model 3 prototypes in early February 2017 as part of the testing of the vehicle design and manufacturing processes. Tesla said in late 2016 that initial crash test results had been positive. In October 2016, Tesla said its production timeline was on schedule. Again in February 2017, Tesla said that vehicle development, supply chain and manufacturing are on track to support volume deliveries of the Model 3 in the second half of 2017. Limited vehicle production began in July 2017 and volume production was scheduled at that time to start by September 2017. As of February 2017, Tesla planned to ramp up production to exceed 5,000 vehicles per week in Q4 2017 and reach 10,000 vehicles per week in 2018. However, Tesla missed their Q4 production target by far, as only 2,425 vehicles were produced during the entire 3-month period. 5 months before, Musk claimed on Twitter that Tesla would be able to produce 20,000 Model 3 per month by December of the same year. Tesla's actual production numbers were therefore 93% lower than his prediction.
We finally took delivery of our Tesla
Auto sales figures are sort of fuzzy numbers, no matter how you slice them and no matter which manufacturer you're talking about. Unless you're specifically tracking vehicle registrations, automakers generally self-report the figures. So, you have to trust that they aren't doing anything too tricky. Plus, not every sale is equal, as some are logged as dealership loaners or demo models, some go to fleets (like to a rental car agency), and still others are, of course, bought by traditional customers looking for a new daily driver.
With that preamble out of the way, when we saw a tweet from Tesla claiming that the all-electric Model 3 is the best-selling midsize premium sedan in America, our interest was piqued. According to Tesla, market share of the Model 3 has just surpassed the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which had up until now led the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, and Lexus IS as the best-selling sedan in its class. Note that the graph from Tesla below is, we think, specific to four-door models.
Tesla Model 3 market share graph
So, is it true? Judging by the numbers we can find, including some from Bloomberg, which has a running chart to track Model 3 registrations, the answer is... probably. We don't know exactly how many Model 3 sedans Tesla is currently cranking out, but Bloomberg estimates production at about 2,560 units per week, and total sales for 2018 at 34,414. We know the number is increasing regularly, though, and Elon Musk has said most recently production sits around 500 units per day, which, on a seven-day cycle, would be 3,500 per week.
We looked up Mercedes' sales figures for the month of May, 2018, and found that the German brand sold 5,419 C-Class models last month, for a total of 23,917 for the year (incidentally, that's down more than 30 percent from the year prior). While the bulk of those sales would surely be made up of sedans, it would also include a small percentage of coupes. Either way, it's likely that Tesla is currently producing and selling more Model 3s than Mercedes is C-Classes.
Now, it's also worth considering if the C-Class is the only vehicle from Mercedes that directly competes with the Model 3. We'd guess customers may also cross-shop the CLA sedan with the Tesla, and if that's the case, you might decide it's worth adding in Mercedes' 2,527 CLA-Class sales last month and 9,622 so far for the year. The same argument could be made for certain versions of the BMW 2 and 4 Series. Still, if you're looking for a direct model-to-model comparison of sales, the Tesla Model 3 probably is the best-selling single nameplate in its class.
Perhaps the most important factoid worth remembering is that Tesla has a massive backlog of Model 3 orders to work through, and even if a quarter of the 450,000 reservations back out – a number that's been reported but we can't confirm – that's a waiting line that any of Tesla's competitors would love to see at the door to its virtual showroom.
Put simply, production of the Model 3 will very likely continue to ramp up, and the vehicle will indeed outsell rivals like the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class, and Lexus IS by the end of the year. And probably by a significant margin. That's not really news. Still, seeing its market share in a hotly contested vehicle segment pass industry stalwarts has got to feel like a victory for Tesla. And if you're waiting patiently in line for a Model 3 of your very own, confirmation that production numbers are rapidly increasing is even better.Automotive Cars News,tesla, model 3, tesla model 3, elon musk, ev, review, ashley esqueda, autopilot, model s, model 3 delivery, tesla model 3 autopilot, tesla model 3 test drive, Autorep,tesla model 3, tesla, model 3, tesla model 3 review, tesla model x, model 3 review, tesla 3, tesla model 3 news, tesla model 3 production, tesla model 3 interior, tesla model 3 delivery, model 3 issues, tesla model s, model 3 specs, tesla car, tesla semi, tesla truck, tesla review, 2018 tesla model s p00d 0-60, 2018 tesla model s 0-60, tesla model s 2018, tesla model s p100d 2018, tesla model 3 top speed, premium tesla model 3, teslanomics, ben sullins, elon musk couch,