Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced yesterday via Twitter his company has produced its one millionth car. The millionth Tesla is a Model Y painted in red, built at the company’s Fremont, California assembly plant.
Congratulations Tesla team on making our 1,000,000th car!! pic.twitter.com/5M99a9LLQi
The Model Y is the latest car in Tesla’s lineup. It’s an entry-level crossover based on the Model 3 sedan, meant to slot below the electric car manufacturer’s bigger Model X. Currently available in either Long Range or Performance guise, it can achieve a maximum range of 315 miles, and do the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.5 seconds.
In its lifetime, Tesla has produced a total of five different nameplates. It begun as a small startup in 2008 with the Lotus Elise-based Roadster before introducing its flagship Model S sedan—the car that catapulted the brand into the mainstream—in 2012. In 2017, Tesla revealed it would be introducing a new, in-house-designed Roadster in 2021, along with its first-ever pickup, the Cybertruck.
Tesla is, unsurprisingly, the first manufacturer to build one million electric production cars. We’re curious to see how the brand grows from here. Really, we’d just like to have a go in the new Roadster (just give us a call, Elon).
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