Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

At the Code Conference last night, The Verge's Nilay Patel questioned the timeline for the Model 3.

In response, Elon Musk stated that the Model 3's design will be complete in the next six weeks:

"Almost all of the Model 3 design is done, and we're aiming for pencils down basically in six weeks, complete pencils down. And we're tabling — you know, if there are ideas for future cool things, we'll have it in version 2, version 3."

Musk went on to state that the Model 3 has been designed to be mass-produced and to be on schedule. He points out that Tesla's previous launches were often delayed due to too much technology being incorporated into the cars, but the Model 3's simplicity means that Tesla should be able to hit its late 2017 deadline for launch.

Musk further says that the Model 3 will likely incorporate some fancy technology and other "cool things" in future versions that come several years after the Model 3's initial launch.

The video above includes the question from Patel, as well as Musk's answer in its entirety.

Source: The Verge