Elon Musk says Tesla Model 3 production starts imminently

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God bless Elon Musk’s twitter feed. Free of embargo (and occasionally filter), it’s a snapshot into the mind of this driven billionaire and the companies he runs. And thanks to some late Sunday night (or early Monday morning) Twitter action, we now know that Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle is just about to go into production. The fact that the car is, if anything, slightly ahead of schedule should serve as a rebuttal to those who have criticized Musk for an inability to meet deadlines.

Musk says that production volume will grow exponentially, raising the frightening thought of having to abandon what’s left of Planet Earth once all its raw materials have been used to turn into electric cars:

More seriously though, production needs to ramp up quickly to deal with the huge backlog of orders already on hand:

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Source: Ars Technica

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