Elon Musk Says Nearly 200,000 Tesla Model 3 Cars Pre-Ordered In 24 Hours
The company has made over $7.5 billion in sales
Tesla’s newest electric car, the Model 3, has only been available to pre-order for a little over a day, but it seems to be a hit already: Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk tweeted earlier today that the company received 180,000 orders from around the world for the Model 3 within the first 24 hours, netting the company approximately $7.5 billion in sales.
Musk followed this tweet up a short time later with another saying pre-orders continued to spike to 198,000.
Inside EVs electric car sales chart
And as Musk noted, the average selling price of $42,000 per car is actually higher than the starting price of $35,000, meaning many of those who pre-ordered went ahead and also purchased additional options for the sleek electric sedan — the most affordable car yet made by Tesla. At this rate, it’s looking like Elon Musk could well turn out to be the Henry Ford of the electric car era.