Tesla (TSLA) will reveal its first mass-market car, the Model 3, next month as 400,000 customers who preordered the car finally get to see what they'll be driving when it's delivered at the end of the year.
The car costs $35,000 for the basic model, but with add-ons it will come out to about $40,000. The Model 3 comes in red, silver, metallic gray and black.
Tesla said the car can drive 215 miles on a single charge with access to the largest supercharger network ever, which is set to double in size by the end of 2017.
New sensors on the car support fully autonomous driving, meaning the Model 3 should be able to drive itself once regulators allow it. German Federal Motor Transport Authority said it had concerns about the self-driving feature, calling it "purely a driver assistance program."
Tesla stock fell 2.5% by Monday's close.
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A key Walmart business springs back to life: Walmart (WMT) is starting to see long-awaited sales growth at its U.K. Asda division as Britons shift their shopping habits towards food purchases with a slump in consumer confidence and surging inflation, TheStreet's Lisa Botter reports. Sales at Asda rose by 2.2% for the 12-weeks ended June 18, well ahead of the 0.9% pace notched in the 12 weeks to May 21, according to new data from research firm Kantar.
Different strategies emerge in driver-less cars: Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOGL) deal with rental car giant Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR) to have Avis manage some self-driving test cars developed by Alphabet's Waymo unit and Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) feels a little overblown, writes TheStreet's Eric Jhonsa. The deal only covers test cars deployed in one metro area (Phoenix, Ariz.), and isn't exclusive, Jhonsa points out.
Meanwhile, Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) deal with Avis rival Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) feels even smaller. Apple, which has reportedly been testing a half-dozen self-driving cars around the San Francisco Bay Area, is just leasing a small number of Lexus RX450h SUVs from Hertz, with the idea of retrofitting them with self-driving test systems.
Either way, Jhonsa says both deals represent quite the contrast with what Tesla Inc. (TSLA) is trying to pull off. Elon Musk seems to want to go it all alone.
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Editor's Pick: Originally published June 27.