We all know that the Tesla Model 3 is the new iPhone in that everybody who’s somebody is going to want one. The last time I looked, the company had nearly half a million preorders for the car, and it’s supposed to start getting into the hands of those first lucky owners in late 2017.
Here’s the thing though. The Model 3 is Tesla’s fourth product and all three of its predecessors have missed their target launch dates. Not only that but the Model 3 represents not just a new product, but, according to Tesla founder and horrible public speaker Elon Musk, a new way of building cars. At least at his company.
To help, last week Tesla lured away from Audi production czar Peter Hochholdinger to head the electric car company’s production planning. That’s all well and good, but it opens up the door to us to try and figure when exactly they will actually start deliveries. What do you think, will Tesla meet their late 2017 deadline? Or maybe not? What year and month do you predict will see the first Model 3s go silently rolling off the assembly line?
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