2018 Paris Motor show: Tesla officially brings Model 3 to France for the first time
US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has brought its first official Model 3 electric car to France; with two units of the vehicle being showcased by the automaker at the 2018 Paris Motor show.
The two Model 3 units were displayed by Tesla at its booth at the Paris Motor Show. With Tesla’s booth being only a few feet away from German automaker BMW’s booth at the show, the Model 3 and its potential competitor -- the BMW 3 Series -- were showcased within a short distance of each other.
Despite the fact that the Tesla Model 3 is not really a new vehicle, it nonetheless attracted a big crowd during the press and industry day at the Paris Auto Show. The vehicle is also expected to be one of the biggest attractions later this week, when the show is opened to the public.
Already, some last week reports have revealed that Model 3 reservation holders in France have been invited by Tesla to personally come at see the vehicle on display at the show.
In its invites to the French reservation holders for Model 3, Tesla said (as translated from French) that the vehicle will be “displayed in France for the first time at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris,” and added: “Join us from October 4 to 14 to get inside the Model 3.” The automaker also added that the European price for Model 3 will be shared later.
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