Recent Tesla Model 3 orders to be delivered from mid

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Tesla expected the upcoming Model 3 to sell well, but not even it could have imagined the success it had once the order books opened. Tesla is to play a pivotal role in customizing the model S so that it meets police standards. The Model 3, with a list price of $35,000 before any federal or state incentives are applied, is scheduled to begin showing up in the driveways of those customers in late 2017.

As US manufacturing data for September turned out to be a disappointment, Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) announced temporary lockouts on two more US plants, and two in Mexico this month and in early November - their once-popular F-model pickup trucks do not sell anymore. The stock volatility for week was 2.57% while for month was 2.44%.The stock, as of last close, traded 41.16% to its 52 week low and was changed -26.08% from its 52 week high.

Tesla could ship 76,860 Model 3 cars by the end of 2018, according to analysts at Cairn Energy Research Advisors.

Even if only half of the 400,000 Model 3 orders are actually delivered, it would take Tesla almost two years to build that many cars at a rate of 10,000 a month. So far, Tesla has only held "part one" of the Model 3's long and drawn-out reveal, with "part two" set to happen at a now unknown date. The maker missed its target dates with its original Roadster, as well as the big Model S sedan. Tesla stated in response to that request that the term autopilot had been used in the aerospace industry for decades to describe a system operating in conjunction with a human driver, and the firm had always made it clear to consumers that the system required drivers to pay attention at all times.

The new estimated delivery date will apply to new reservations only. How much later is the next question. In other words, people will still get the full credit for 3 to 6 months and depending on the production rate of the Model 3 at that point, it could result in a lot of people benefiting from the program since there's apparently no limit on units.

"These aren't the same buyers" who were willing to wait for a Model S or X, noted analyst Joe Phillippi, of AutoTrends Consulting.

Prior to first unveiling the Model 3 in March, Musk said there would be a second revelation coming later.

In April, the firm revealed its most "affordable" electric auto to date.

Investors may also want to look for commentary from management about what the company is expecting from vehicle deliveries in 2017.

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