Tesla PR says announcement is incorrect.
Tesla is currently putting the final design touches of the Model 3, and Paris Motor Show has announced the car will be displayed at the show in early October. The most affordable vehicle from the EV company was revealed on March 31 at a special event held at its design center in Hawthorne, California, and was now confirmed by the organizers of the one of the biggest auto shows to make appearance in Paris in less than a month.
“At the Paris Motor Show, for the first time, the American automaker will display its most affordable model,” the official site of the event says (translated from French).
But soon after the announcement appeared on the official site of the Paris Motor Show it was… taken down. Electrek reports it reached out to Tesla to find out whether the automaker plans to bring the first prototypes of the Model 3 or new versions with the final design, and a representative for the company briefly explained the announcement is “incorrect.” So, it’s no longer available on the website of the show.
Electrek also asked whether Tesla has plans to bring the Model 3 for an European debut in Paris, but the representative did not answer.
In June, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted the production version of the electric sedan could debut before the end of the year at a special “big” event towards the end of 2016. Hopefully, the unveiling will bring final specifications of the car, which was already confirmed to have a 0 to 62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration in less than six seconds and a range of up to 215 miles (346 kilometers) on a single charge.
Currently, Tesla has more than 375,000 pre-orders for the Model with production expected to start next year, when the company will assemble between 100,000 and 200,000 units. The EV manufacturer wants to produce 500,000 Model 3s in 2018 and a total of one million vehicles from all its models by the end of the decade.