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Tesla bulls have long said that the Model 3 will be what makes the company worth investing in because the affordable $35,000 vehicle is created to help electric cars go mainstream.

These battery packs are expected to reduce the per-kilowatt-hour cost of its battery by more than 30%, which, in turn, allows the company to make a mass-market electric auto 50% cheaper than its luxury Model S.

When a Twitter follower of Elon Musk wondered if the "ups and downs" the Tesla CEO has experienced made for a "more enjoyable life", Musk got deeper into his mental health than that follower may have been expecting.

The Model 3 has been a long time coming, and if Tesla are able to scale up production, we might be one step closer to displacing petrol power in favour of electrics.

"We're going to go through at least six months of manufacturing hell", Musk told reporters Friday at Tesla's Fremont factory.

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However, some analysts still question Tesla's ability to ramp up from producing around 80,000 cars in the past year to 250,000 in the next 12 months.

Tesla also says it aims to deliver a total of 47,000 to 50,000 Model Ss and Model Xs in the first half of this year, but it hasn't given a figure for Model 3 target sales. An analyst warned that a wave of optimism toward Tesla could wane once investors begin to judge the company on product demand, growth and profit. A fully loaded Model 3 with 310 miles of range and Tesla's full semi-autonomous Autopilot system costs a hefty $59,500. Unlike the huge amount of options for the Model S, the 3 receives relatively fewer goodies, a tactic no doubt meant to lower cost. When it comes to conquests from other automakers, the study shows that Tesla owners are most likely to be current or former BMW owners. Despite the fact that the company's market capitalization is greater than that of General Motors, Tesla pays some of the lowest wages for hourly workers in the USA auto industry, starting at just $18 an hour.

Tesla appears to inspire the kind of enthusiasm Apple's iPhone generated among its fans and customers, Sacconaghi said.

Workers also complained that there is no clear policy for how workers might advance at Tesla.

Tesla starts production of the Model 3 in later this week.

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