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Tesla produces first batch of standard Model 3 vehicles

Less than a week after having launched the new base versions of the Model 3, Tesla has already produced the first batch of Model 3 vehicles with the standard battery.

The long-awaited standard version of the Model 3 is not only available to order, but it’s now also rolling off the assembly line.

Electrek was able to confirm with a source familiar with Tesla’s production that the automaker produced an initial batch of over 500 standard Model 3 vehicles over the last two days.

Today, Tesla has 550 standard Model 3 vehicles ready to ship.

In its internal systems, Tesla is also listing the vehicles as ‘Model 3 50’, which is generally a reference to the kWh capacity of the battery pack – meaning that the Standard Range Model 3 battery pack would have a 50 kWh capacity.

We reported about the 50 kWh capacity of the standard battery pack in our exclusive look at Tesla’s Model 3 battery pack architecture, but that was back in 2017 and we assumed that things could have changed since the base version of the Model 3 was delayed a few times.

Electrek’s Take

As I stated last week, while I don’t like how Tesla achieved the price point on the standard Model 3, it’s still a very important step for the company and electric vehicles in general.

I am looking forward to those Model 3’s making their way into the hands of customers. If you are one of those customers, especially if you are in the Los Angeles area, you can reach out by email ( if you are willing to let us get a closer look at the vehicle. Tesla is apparently not arranging reviews right now.

As for the production, I find it strange that they already produced over 500 units in just two days and we are told that they plan to ramp up production fairly quickly.

Elon just said that Tesla shouldn’t reach volume Model 3 standard battery pack production until ‘mid-year’.

Maybe his definition of “volume production” has changed a little recently? We will see.

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