The amount of orders for Tesla's latest electric car show there's no lack of interest in the company's products or electric cars in general. Over the first two days of pre-orders the company recorded 276,000 sales, the Guardian reports. The base price for the Model 3 is $35,000—still pricey, but by far the cheapest Tesla ever. However, most people who put down $1000 to pre-order the car opted to add on extras, bringing the average sale price of the Model 3 up to $42,000.
Though the pre-orders are taken, the actual car won't ship until 2017–and there's a possibility that date could be pushed back if past experience is anything to go by. The company's Model X car shipped three years late due to manufacturing issues with the seats. Will that happen this time around? No one knows, but once pre-sales crossed the 200,000 mark Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company was "definitely going to need to rethink production planning." MG