Tesla’s Model 3 is arriving in showrooms across the country — and hundreds of people are lining up to check out the new car (TSLA)

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  • Tesla’s Model 3, the company’s first mass-market electric vehicle, is beginning to arrive at the company’s showrooms.
  • Fans are waiting in long lines just to get a glimpse of the vehicle.
  • The vehicle has faced significant production delays.

While Tesla has had trouble building the Model 3, its first mass-market electric car, the company has had no issues building hype for it. 

The cars are just beginning to arrive at a select number of Tesla showrooms across the country, and Tesla fans are lining up just to look at the Model 3. Photos and videos posted to Instagram and Twitter recall the release days for major Apple products, like the iPhone, where some customers would camp outside of Apple stores the night before a hot item became available.

Holy crap! 60-person Line out the door at DC @teslamotors store just to look at #Model3. #crazy #teslarentaldc #tesla #iad #bwi #dca

A post shared by eMotion Rentals (@emotionrentals) on Jan 28, 2018 at 2:31pm PST on

 

The response to the first Model 3 arrivals hints at the potential Tesla has to capture the imaginations of American consumers on a large scale. CEO Elon Musk is an incredible salesperson, and he’s built a cult-like following around himself and Tesla that has begun to resemble what Steve Jobs did with Apple.

A new compensation plan for Musk proposed by Tesla’s board indicates the board thinks that trajectory could continue, as the plan wouldn’t pay Musk unless the company’s market capitalization reaches certain benchmarks. Musk wouldn’t max out his compensation unless Tesla’s market cap increases from its current value of around $ 60 billion to $ 650 billion.  

One of Tesla’s biggest problems is that it continues to run into significant production bottlenecks when it starts to make a new vehicle. Musk said early in January that Tesla made only 1,550 Model 3 vehicles during the fourth quarter of 2017, despite saying earlier that the company would be producing 20,000 Model 3 cars per month by December 2017.

1.5 hour wait at this time! Bring a jacket it’s getting Chilly. #Model3 #Southlake

A post shared by Tesla Owners Club Of North TX (@ntxteslaowners) on Jan 27, 2018 at 3:37pm PST on

While Tesla made over 100,000 vehicles in a year for the first time in 2017, the vast majority of those were either the Model S, the company’s high-end electric sedan, or the Model X, its high-end electric SUV. Given that Tesla customers tend to be very happy with these cars.

Here’s what it looked like at some of Tesla’s showrooms where the Model 3 has arrived:

Might be time to sell that #model3 reservation…

A post shared by Efren (@beer_hand_model) on Jan 27, 2018 at 1:22pm PST on

Line to see the #model3. About 3,000 people a day getting a few mins with it.

A post shared by Rob (@teslaliving) on Jan 27, 2018 at 11:41am PST on

Первые серийные электромобили Tesla Model 3 появились в магазинах. Tesla начала выставлять в розничных магазинах серийные образцы своего электромобиля для массового рынка Model 3. . Наконец то, у тех кто сделал предзаказ или только собирается это сделать появилась возможность в живую ознакомиться с электромобилем, узнать о его особенностях и оборудовании. Жаль конечно что тест-драйва пока нет, говорят что это станет возможно чуть позже.

A post shared by ⚡️ПРОДАЖА TESLA Model 3, S, X (@rucars.ru) on Jan 25, 2018 at 1:01am PST on

 

 

 

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