The first Tesla Model 3 has rolled off the production line, officially starting the age of the $35,000 electric vehicle.
With the mass-market Model 3 to hit the roads very soon, now is probably a good time for customers to start thinking about purchasing an electric car.
A Look At The First Tesla Model 3
After news that the highly anticipated electric vehicle will enter production this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared a black-and-white picture of the first production Model 3 ever built through a Twitter post.
The first 30 customers will receive their Model 3 this month at a handover party that will take place on July 28. Tesla will then increase Model 3 production to 100 vehicles in August, up to over 1,500 units by September, and then to 20,000 Model 3 vehicles per month starting December.
Tesla is rushing to ramp up production of the Model 3 due to the massive interest that it has generated, with over 400,000 preorders for the mass-market electric vehicle.
Top Reasons To Buy An Electric Car
With Tesla finally rolling out the Model 3, and rival companies either improving their own offerings or planning to launch new versions, now might be a great time to think about buying an electric car.
The major difference offered by electric cars compared to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles is right in their names. Electric cars use electricity, which will turn out to be much cheaper as an energy source for vehicles compared to gasoline. There is also the very significant bonus of electric cars being much safer for the environment.
Purchasing an electric vehicle will also entitle customers to incentives, with a federal tax credit of $7,500 given to people who buy an electric car. For the Model 3, for example, this further drives down the price of Tesla's cheapest offering to $27,500.
Electric cars also require less maintenance, leading to fewer headaches. There is still the issue of range anxiety that has customers worried that they will run out of juice before getting to their destination, but more charging stations are being put up all over the country to address the problem.
Lastly, electric vehicles are simply much cooler compared to traditional vehicles. These cars use the latest technology to their advantage, as demonstrated by a Tesla Model X airbag issue that skipped the need for a recall by sending the fix through an over-the-air update.
Whether it be the Model 3, another Tesla product, or an electric vehicle from another company, there are many reasons for switching away from gasoline-powered cars. Purchasing the Model 3 might take a while due to the long queue of orders though, but the benefits that the mass-market electric vehicle will provide will be worth it.