It appears that Tesla’s fourth-quarter delivery numbers would be bolstered pretty well by the updated Model 3, better known in EV circles as Project Highland. Based on social media posts from electric vehicle enthusiasts, it appears that a Model 3 Highland tsunami is starting in Europe.
The new Tesla Model 3 is so far only being produced in Gigafactory Shanghai, the company’s primary vehicle export hub. Fortunately, the facility is also Tesla’s largest factory by output, with the EV maker listing the site with an estimated annual output of over 950,000 vehicles in its Q3 2023 Update Letter. It was then no surprise to see Giga Shanghai exporting batches of new Model 3 over the past weeks.
Some of these vehicles have arrived in Europe, at least based on reports from Tesla watchers and EV enthusiasts. Over the past days, numerous photos and videos of the new Model 3 across Europe were shared online, from first deliveries in Germany to car carrier trucks filled with the updated Model 3 units in Paris, France.
Following are some of the posts from European EV fans featuring the upgraded Tesla Model 3.
Upgraded @tesla mode 3 seen at the Tesla center in Purmerend, The Netherlands this morning.🇳🇱— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) October 25, 2023
Ultra Red and blue. More color is very nice don’t you think?
Many more deliveries will take place today!@teslaeurope #TeslaEurope #TeslaTheNetherlands @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/PT7s3lci4N
What a start of the week ! ♥️— Ξ LUC ШΛТΞRLOT Ξ 🇧🇪 (@LucWaterlot) October 24, 2023
Ready to travel in Europe ! 🇪🇺
With this beauties rainy 🌧️ days
are always sunny ☀️😎#UpgradedModel3 #TeslaTransport @TeslaEurope #TeslaEurope
📸 : Toni Mustienes Ferrer / Linkedin pic.twitter.com/u991ed9KHg
Beautiful upgraded @tesla model 3 seen in Paris, France!🇫🇷— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) October 25, 2023
Going to happy new owners in France.
Check out the beautiful Stealth Grey color❤️@teslaeurope @TeslaClubFrance #TeslaEurope @ClemBrst @elonmusk
📷Claude Namer pic.twitter.com/J9GP73AAn4
Many more trucks loaded with upgraded @tesla model 3 on their way to their new owners somewhere in Europe.— Esther Kokkelmans (@EstherKokkelman) October 25, 2023
These have been seen in Germany.🇩🇪@teslaeurope @TeslaGermany_ #TeslaEurope pic.twitter.com/5GBti4eQjN
Tesla delivered a total of 435,059 vehicles in the third quarter, which was 6% less than the 466,140 that the company delivered in Q2 2023. Part of this decline was due to the new Model 3, which was not delivered during the third quarter. Considering that the updated Model 3 is now seeing its deliveries in Europe, Tesla may indeed have a solid shot at meeting its ambitious target of delivering around 1.8 million vehicles this 2023.
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