Denying “speculative blogger reports” claiming that the Tesla Model 3’s launch has been pushed back to 2018, Ricardo Reyes, Tesla’s Communications Chief, has confirmed via his Twitter account that the Model 3 is still planned to be unveiled in 2016 and enter production in 2017.
Contrary to speculative blogger reports, we still plan to show Model 3 in 2016 and begin production in 2017.
— ricardo reyes (@ricardor) June 22, 2015
However, this still does not clarify when the Model 3 will actually go on sale, as Mr. Reyes confirmed only its unveiling and production commencement. It still cannot be confirmed if the market launch would happen in 2017 as promised before, or if it would be pushed back to 2018. The new EV will be capable of running over 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge, and will have a price range starting from US$35k – before applying local, state or Federal incentives.
The upcoming Model X will go on sale before the introduction of the Model 3 next year. At the company’s 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the pure-electric crossover’s deliveries will begin in Q3 2015.