The new model will be presented later this week.
The first 30 lucky buyers, of the total of 400,000, will receive their new Teslas on Friday afternoon. The model in question is Tesla 3, the latest electrical car model produced by the US company, which will also be the first electric car in mass production, reports Jutarnji List on 26 July 2017.
After the luxury models S and X, the Tesla 3 model will be the cheapest model available and has been designed to compete with smaller car models with conventional internal combustion engines that are harmful to the environment.
Among the 400,000 orders for Tesla 3, according to the list which has been circulating the Internet in recent days, there are 16 buyers from Croatia. One of them is entrepreneur Saša Cvetojević.
“I have seen the list of orders by European countries, but it seems to me that it is not genuine. It is impossible there are no orders from Slovenia, where there is an equal interest as in Croatia,” says Cvetojević and adds that the number of orders from Croatia is probably higher. Cvetojević already owns both of Tesla’s existing models. He is currently using the X model, and he was among the first in the region to buy the previous S model.
“I have bought both of these cars over the Internet; they were delivered in the Netherlands, at Tesla’s Tilburg factory where cars for Europe are produced. I hope this will be the case with Model 3 as well. I have paid the deposit, and the only difference is that it is now refundable,” explains Cvetojević. He says that Croats who have ordered the new model do not expect delivery this year.
“There is information that the model will first be delivered to employees, and then in California, on the West Coast. This is reasonable because if there are any problems, the cars will be near the factory. Adjustments are needed for European models, so I assume that the European customers will be able to get Model 3 next year. Former owners of Tesla will have the priority,” he says.
The base price of a Tesla 3 for US buyers is 35,000 dollars, but with various accessories, the price can reach 70,000 dollars. “The accessories can almost double the base price of the car. The price for Europe is not yet known, but my forecast is that a well-equipped car will cost about 40,000 euros,” says Cvetojević, adding that he is still not able to select accessories for his vehicle.
“After this week’s delivery of the first 30 cars, an online configurator should be made available,” says Cvetojević, adding that he still does not know what exactly he will be able to choose. For him, the most important accessory is autopilot.
Translated from Jutarnji List.