Tesla was on schedule to showcase the Model 3 earlier this year, but the automaker acknowledged the stage had a prototype – and not the finished product.

Now it appears the Model 3’s design is going to be completed in a matter of weeks – around six. The news comes from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who explained at a recent Code Conference, “Almost all of the Model 3 design is done, and we’re aiming for pencils down basically in six weeks.” With the company ready to pen the final installment of the design in that short amount of time, they also acknowledged any bright idea won’t be discarded – instead only postponed to the latter revisions (you know, facelift, model year update, etc.).

The very outspoken executive – we already know he has the habit of breaking huge news ahead of his PR team on social media – has added in certain hints there could even be a Tesla Model 3 production version shown later on this year. While all this should be taken with a grain of salt, Musk revealed the company will host a “big” event for the Model 3 towards the end of the year. This might be the perfect setting to deliver new details about the car or even show parts of the finished product – for example the cabin, which has been a subject of controversy for now. With pricing confirmed to kick off at $35,000, the Model 3 has been confirmed to reach 60 mph in less than six seconds and be able to travel up to 215 miles on a single charge.

Via The Verge


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