Tesla Just Made $4 Billion in Less Than 24 Hours

Tesla Just Made $4 Billion in Less Than 24 Hours

Tesla received more than 115,000 pre-orders on its new Model 3 in less than 24 hours, and at $35,000 a pop, that equals more than $4 billion.

At the introduction of the Tesla Model 3, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that more than 115,000 pre-orders for the Model 3 have been placed worldwide in less than 24 hours. To put that into perspective, Mitsubishi sold 95,342 vehicles total in the U.S. last year. If you really want to open your eyes, the Japanese automaker moved only 115 of its i-MiEV electric vehicles.

Although those pre-orders for the Tesla Model 3 include countries all around the world, it’s a stunning figure when you consider that people were lining up to put down a $1,000 deposit on a $35,000 car they had never seen and knew barely anything about.

To be clear, the deposits total just $115 million, but if all those potential buyers do stick with their deposit the total will come out to over $4 billion.

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The Model 3 isn’t heading to production until next year, but Musk promises that deliveries will start in 2017. It will have an all-electric range of at least 215 miles, although the company is hoping to exceed that figure by the time it heads to production. What was unveiled has been referred to as “part 1” with the “part 2” unveiling being closer to production form.

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  • Dick Whitman

    You realize that taking in deposits on 4 billion dollars worth of vehicles is not even remotely close to the misleading headline of “Tesla Just Made $4 Billion in Less Than 24 Hours”, right? Even when these vehicles are eventually made and paid for, the amount Tesla will make on those sales is likely less than 10 percent of the stated number. This is irresponsible journalism at best.

  • jeffhre

    “Tesla Just Made $4 Billion in Less Than 24 Hours” That is correct. Disclaimer – only if you ignore the 10 years they have been working toward this moment, the two more years they will be working until the first car is sold, the expenses of 15,000 current employees, the overhead of being a heavy industrial manufacturing corporation, the cost of the infrastructure required to grow from being five guys with an idea into a company with $4 billion dollars in revenue, and the billions of dollars invested in developing in this – their latest product.