Tesla delays Model 3 international expansion in Europe and Asia by nearly six months
In a recent comment, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed that the automaker has pushed the international expansion of its Model 3 electric car in Europe and Asia to early- and mid-2019. Tesla has been facing issues in production of Model 3 and the company has recently achieved over 500 vehicles per day production rate.
Presently, Tesla Motors is delivering the Model 3 only in the US and Canada. Musk has been closely monitoring Model 3 production as the company faces tough questions about its ability to deliver the pending Model 3 order pipeline.
The disclosure about the delayed international expansion of Model 3 in Europe and Asia coincides with the automaker’s ongoing efforts to iron out Model 3 production ramp-up issues, due to which the electric car has hit some delays.
Tesla had commenced the production of Model 3 in July 2017. It had originally planned to launch the electric car in Europe in the second half of 2018. However, that timeline has now been pushed back by nearly six months.
In announcing the delayed international launch of Model 3, Musk recently commented that the electric car will make its way to the left-hand-drive markets in Europe and Asia during the first half of 2019, while the expected timeline of the arrival of the vehicle in the right-hand-drive markets will “probably” be around the middle of 2019.
Musk also drew attention to the fact that Model 3 has been designed in such a way that it has a certain ‘symmetry’ because of which its production can easily be switched between left-hand-drive and right-hand-drive.
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