Tesla says it is getting 1,800 Model 3 reservations per day since Friday

Tesla is averaging about 1,800 orders per day for its Model 3 since its handover event on Friday, the company said in an investor letter on Wednesday.

“In addition to the increased orders for Model S and Model X, customer response to Model 3 has been overwhelming. Since the handover event last week, we are averaging over 1,800 net Model 3 reservations per day,” Tesla said in its letter.

On Friday evening, Tesla launched the Model 3, the company’s first ever mass market car and the most important vehicle the company has ever made.

In a press briefing on before the event, Tesla said it had already had about 500,000 pre orders for the vehicle, which begins pricing at $US35,000.

Tesla is currently only delivering Model 3 vehicles to employees, but the company said in its letter that it will begin non-employees during the fourth quarter.

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