It’s been almost one year since Elon Musk gave his keynote address announcing the new Tesla Model 3, so most of the initial hype seemingly has worn off. A recent tweet from the Tesla CEO likely will have the internet abuzz once again.
Musk tweeted a six-second video Friday showing a Model 3 prototype driving in what appears to be Tesla’s factory parking lot.
Although many reporters already have taken ride-alongs in pre-production examples of the Model 3, the one in the video is special because Musk said it’s a “release candidate version.” The word choice is further proof Tesla doesn’t adhere to automotive industry norms, as that’s the equivalent in the technology world of a near-production-ready prototype.
Musk’s tweet could help taper Wall Street’s concerns regarding potential delays of Model 3 deliveries, and reassure investors it will stick to its original timeline. Now, all Tesla needs to do is ensure it sorts out any quality issues before the car’s launch.
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