(Pocket-lint) - If you've got your eye or money down on a Tesla Model 3 and live in Europe, you won't have to wait much longer for delivery.
Now, it's finally happening, and right on time it seems. Tesla recently received the thumbs up from RDW, the Dutch regulator put in charge of approving the Model 3 for European roads, which means Tesla can begin selling the car in Europe. This approval comes as the Model 3 is set to be introduced in Europe next month. And its European release comes as Tesla is at something of an inflection point.
The EV maker recently announced it will cut 7 percent of its full-time workers. It has suffered plenty of production woes in the last couple of years, too, not just with the Model 3. As of last summer, it was reportedly making 5,000 cars a week, which was originally promised by the end of 2017.
Not only that, but many automobile companies have begun to dip into Tesla’s wheelhouse. Just in Europe alone, many of the major automotive companies - including Mercedes Benz, Audi, Mini, Volvo, etc - are developing or planning to produce new EV models as well.
In response to all this, Musk has said Tesla is focused on offering “at least the mid-range model 3 variant in all markets". The mid-range Tesla features a 40kwh rechargeable battery, while versions with larger batteries have significantly increased prices and and limited availability.
The Model 3 is a mid-size sedan and it is Tesla’s most affordable model of car. It is expected to start out at $35,000 and is capable of going 220 miles without recharging. You can get in line to reserve your own Model 3 here.