Tesla Model 3 release date, specs: Delivery schedule on track; EV to have Autopilot feature


Despite the lack of confidence of some car enthusiasts and consumers, Tesla has reiterated that its upcoming eco-friendly car dubbed Model 3 is very much on track and the company will be able to uphold its targeted delivery schedule.

Apart from this, at a recent event, Tesla revealed that the upcoming electric car will be installed with Autopilot. With this recent revelation, many believe that the initial $35,000 price tag of the vehicle might not be the real price after all since the said component will come with a hefty sum of $8,000. However, some believe that the self-driving technology will be a non-compulsory attribute for the forthcoming electric vehicle wherein only the top brass version will be lodged with the Autopilot hardware.

It was heralded previously that some European countries have expressed their worries regarding such technology and that they’ve come up with the decision that cars made by the company, especially those with self-driving features, might pose a potential danger to other cars on the road.

Albeit the concerns expressed by other countries, domestic sales seem to be unfazed by such ruling as manifested by the overwhelming reception the Model 3 has garnered from would-be owners in the United States.

Currently, pre-orders for the next-generation EV have reached almost half a million units and the 2017 delivery schedule is very much spot on. Moreover, Tesla also claimed early on that the Model 3 can go from 0 to 60 mph in under six seconds, not to mention that it has a 215-mile range when the battery is fully charged.

Meanwhile, fans are advised to stay tuned for further updates as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that there will be another event dubbed “Model 3 Part 3” where more details about the budget-friendly EV will be revealed.