Tesla says it Just Made Car History
New York: Tesla announced on Thursday that it has taken more than 3,25,000 pre-orders for its mass market Model 3 sedan. Tesla’s announcement — made through a post on the company's blog — comes just one week after the electric-automaker began taking $1,000 deposits for the car.
In the blog post, Tesla claims the aggregate value of the reservations to be equal to about $14 billion in future sales.
According to the company, the staggering reaction to the Model 3 makes it “the single biggest oneweek launch of any product ever.”
“Unlike other major product launches, we haven’t advertised or paid for any endorsements,” Tesla said. “Instead, this has been a true grassroots effort driven by the passion of the Tesla team that’s worked so hard to get to this point, and our current and future customers who believe so strongly in what we are trying to achieve.”