First Production Tesla Model 3 Rolls Out Of Fremont Factory

The very first production-spec Tesla Model 3 has rolled out of the company’s Fremont factory, Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter.

Musk said that the first unit is going through its final checks and was originally set to be delivered to Tesla board member Ire Ehrenpreis. However, Ehrenpreis gave Elon Musk the rights to the very first car as a 46th birthday present for the billionaire entrepreneur. Ehrenpreis will now get the second Model 3.

Musk previously revealed that the first Model 3s would be delivered to those within the company in an effort to iron out any faults or issues before deliveries commence to the wider public. It is not known exactly how many units will initially go to Tesla employees but we know the first 30 examples will be delivered to customers on July 28. A total of 100 customers will then receive their Model 3s in August before production ramps up and deliveries reach 1,500 in September.

Ultimately, Tesla hopes to build 500,000 Model 3s annually.


  • GobbleUp


    • S3XY

      The car is formed and is undeniably very good looking perceived through the human eye. Troll.

      • Kaisuke971

        Through the Tesla worshipper’s eye*

      • GobbleUp

        Child Please.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        Are you done riding Elon now?

  • Six_Tymes

    This looks OK, gotta see it in person though. The S still looks great.

  • A similar number to the 490,200 C-Class Mercedes’ sold last year. Optimistic, in my view.

    I did a rendering of a lower volume Tesla sportscar could look like — the “Tesla Model R”.

    • c3vzn

      Nice one!

    • Dariush

      that C pillar has no tension, same for the window line. Also mirrors are HUGE for this segment. Fix it dude 😀

      • Knotmyrealname

        The mirrors are no doubt huge to comply with US legislation for rear view requirements. As is the DLO, which is driven by large clearance allowances between the headliner and structure for un-belted occupants and other FMVSS requirements.
        But don’t get me wrong. I think it’s OK to look at and will be a huge success. Tesla is quite obviously a very dynamic company that thinks and more importantly acts/responds quickly.

    • TheBelltower

      Well isn’t that just a sexy thing!

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    so each model will have different front ends. different steering wheel’s etc etc

    yes TESLA have moved the goal post very quickly but the model 3 just doesn’t look up to scratch !

    • Jason Miller

      Doesn’t matter, they’ll sell a ton of them.

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  • Auto

    How wide are your panel gaps? Are they like the ocean? Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah How wide are your panel gaps?


    show me the interior

  • sidewaysspin

    This is going to be so huge it’s difficult to appreciate, just like the launch of the original apple macintosh or something like that, it’s a paradigm shift for the masses.

    • Kaisuke971

      Uh not really maybe in your local city but definitely not globally

    • Status

      I wouldn’t compare this with consumer electronics. That would be insulting.

  • S3XY

    Very very nice. Simple, sexy, sleek and clean. Model 3 will become the new “Prius”. Finally an attractive looking vehicle that will mass populate the roads of our planet while not polluting the roads of our planet.

  • Matt

    Definitely reminds me of an amphibious vehicle.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    For a first off the line car, I’m amazed at how little photos there are? It’s no longer a test mule under camouflage. Just show the car already…and the choice of angles and location for the first pics of the production car are just odd. What they can’t hire a pro photographer? The most important car in your companies recent history and some guy in IT who happens to have a DSLR and interested in photography gets the gig? Weird…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    This, this is the company that designed the Model S?

    What a fall from grace.