In order to set up production of the Tesla Model 3, the company needs a lot of money. The company has stated that it will take about a billion dollars of investment. Earlier, analysts said that Elon Musk is asked about two and a half times more, but the demands, Tesla was more modest.
After signing a deal with SolarCity, and the previous IPO, the company was able to gain about three billion dollars. Most of this money will be spent in the first half of 2017 before the launch of the Model 3, therefore, despite the presence of small amounts of available funds, Tesla plans to offer investors to invest another billion in shares and company securities. The proceeds so the money are going to spend to expand production and reduce financial risks of the company related to entering the market, new Model 3.
Recall that Model 3 will be the budget model in the line of cars Tesla. Price new varies between 35 thousand dollars. Because of this car caused great excitement among the buyers, so Tesla can not cope with the volume of production and expects to deal with the problem with investments that will optimize the production, to equip a new plant and hire additional employees.
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