As per reports, Tesla has recently confirmed that it will be hand-selecting the customers that will receive the very first examples of the Tesla Model 3. Named Founders Series, the first units will be given to reservation holders who are currently working for Tesla or SpaceX, according to several Tesla reports that were recently circulating online.
Tesla Employees To Receive First Model 3s
According to Left Lane News, Company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk explained that his employees are the ones who are deserving to experience the Model 3 first hand since they are already familiar with Tesla products, and he also expects them to be more tolerant of the issues that often hinder new cars early in the production run. "It's amazing to have a familiar feedback loop before customers fully experience them," Musk said during a conference call.
Deliveries To Customers Outside Tesla/SpaceX
Deliveries to customers that are outside of Tesla and SpaceX will commence once everything has been ironed out. According to the electric carmaker, the first cars will be sent to motorists who reside in California, while those who live on the east coast will have to wait just a little bit longer, however, early reservation holders are nonetheless expected to get their car right before the end of the year.
Testing The Model 3
According to Tech Crunch, Musk previously explained that the Model 3 will be made much simpler to build than the likes of the Models S and the X in order to avoid any costly delays. Tesla's Fremont, California factory will be churning out about 1,000 units examples per week when production begins in July.
The plant will then go on to manufacture 4,000 examples per week the following month, 5,000 per week in the month of September, and will eventually reach a cruising speed of 10,000 vehicles per week at some point next year.