June. That's when Tesla's much-talked about Model 3 will finally be coming to the UK.

Elon Musk, the founder of the Califonian start-up made the revelation on Twitter (or course he did) when asked by a follower when the entry-level car will be coming to these shores.

Musk added that should it not come by June, it will definitely arrive by the end of the Summer. We should probably keep that in mind given Tesla's penchant for delays.


The Tesla Model 3 has already made its way to mainland Europe, and has achieved strong sales in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Norway, France since volume sales began in February. The main reason the UK has had to wait is because of the changes needed to make the car right-hand-drive. Volume sales in Asia have also not started yet for similar reasons – the Asia Pacific region will start getting them in the second quarter of the year, with cars from that region expected to be built in Tesla's new 'Gigafactory' in China.

2018 Tesla Model 3


Costing about half the price of Tesla's other models, the Model 3 is Tesla's cheapest model. It got 325,000 orders in a week when it was first unveiled, but the damned ended up causing problems for the company, which struggled to meet production targets.

The all-electric saloon, which can reach 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 130 mph has an estimated range of up to 220 miles while optional long-range batteries boost performance and range bringing the 0-60 down to 5.1 secs, the top speed up to 140 mph and the range to 310 miles.

In the US the Model 3 has a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty with an eight-year, 100,000 guarantee on the battery.

Gallery: 2018 Tesla Model 3