ABC News presents the world's first-ever televised Tesla Model 3 test drive.

And the news organization didn't have to source the Model 3 from an owner or rent one either. Tesla actually invited ABC News out to Fremont to check out and then drive the Model 3 for TV.

Perhaps Tesla is now confident that the production Model 3 is at a level it deems acceptable for media reviews?

Here's what ABC News had to say of its time behind the wheel of the Model 3:

When you drive the car it also feels very similar to the Model S. The ride is smooth, the seats comfy, and as my son’s friend exclaimed from the backseat as I hit the gas, “Oh wow, it’s peppy!”

"The auto-pilot features on the car are incredible. It’s not totally autonomous by a long shot, but the driver assistance takes the edge off in traffic. The car reacts to stop-start traffic, braking and accelerating for you."

Let's hope this is the first of lots of Tesla-supported Model 3 test drive reviews

Source: ABC News