Despite 63,000 orders Of Tesla Model 3 cancelled, Musk is upbeat of its ambitious productions plans
Tesla has been receiving on average of 1,800 orders every day for the Model 3. It is the American EV maker’s claims but there is little to doubt that ever since the entry level electric car made its debut in early 2016, its pre-bookings have only steadily been increasing.
While speaking during Tesla’s quarterly earnings meeting, the brand’s chief Elon Musk has said that about 63,000 orders for the Model have been cancelled during the course of over last one year. This has brought down the overall bookings down to 455,000 as opposed to 518,000.
Musk further said that these numbers were fairly inconsequential and that with a small amount of effort he could easily drive the Model 3’s reservation number to something much higher but he did not find the need to.
Despite the ambitious production targets staying in place, Musk stated that the new orders received for Model 3 at present have their deliveries set to the end of next year only. According to recent reports emerged on the internet, Tesla is planning to manufacturer around 5,000 units of Model 3 every week by the end of 2017.
Sometime next year, it will be increased to 10,000 examples weekly to address the growing demands. Musk is open about the tough tasks ahead but he along with others are embracing this opportunity as the Model 3 aims to be the breakthrough electric vehicle for the masses.
The standard Model 3 will offer an EPA-rated 220 miles (354 km) driving range and has 0-100 kmph claimed in just 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (210 kmph). On the other hand, the Long Range model is said capable of 310 miles (498 km) range, 0-100 kmph in 5.1 seconds and a 140 mph (225 kmph) top speed.
The two variants have different charging rates: standard model allows for 130 miles (210 km) of range per 30 minutes of charging at Tesla’s Supercharger while the Long Range gives 170 miles (272.5 km) for the same time. They become 30 miles (48 km) per hour from a 240V household outlet at 32A for the standard and 37 miles (59.5 km) per hour for the Long Range model.