Tesla Says European Model 3 Deliveries From FebruaryTesla Motors said Wednesday it will begin European deliveries of Its Own mass-market Model 3 Electrical Automobile from February.

A spokesperson told AFP the very first to take delivery could be customers who had booked their Model 3 starting March 2016 if they confirm their order by January 1.

The spokesperson said customers would be encouraged to confirm over the coming weeks, beginning Wednesday.

Tesla’s midsize, four-door all-electric family car was first unveiled in its US home foundation in July this past year.

Controversial founder Elon Musk in October explained the Model 3 as”the best-selling auto in america in terms of revenue and the 5th bestselling automobile concerning volume.”

Musk, recently forced to resign from the use of chairman over a tweet where he stated he planned to take the firm private, says he wishes to make the Model 3, which now starts at around $50,000 (EUR 44,000), a”mainstream product.”

Using its mid sized battery pack the Model 3 is far more compact and lighter than the brand’s luxury S and X versions and is designed to create Tesla world leader as a manufacturer of electric automobiles as it climbs up production capability.

Tesla now seems to have overcome production capability concerns that have worried investors . Between January and September the company said global deliveries of all models had attained 126,000 – more than 53,000 of those coming from the next quarter.

In case the brand can keep that up then deliveries across 2018 are put to hit around 180,000 compared with 100,000 final year.

For now, European customers may just have two Model 3 choices.

One is a semi annual version delivering 544 kilometres (338 miles) on a single charge costing from around EUR 60,000 before any incentives like the”eco-bonus” in France worth EUR 6,000. A dual-motor Performance version starts from around 70,000 euros.

Tesla has promised to supply much more economical variants in due course, coming nearer to the initial $35,000 (roughly Rs, 25 lakhs) prices.

The automaker has not indicated how many Model 3 reservations European customers have made.