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Elon Musk launches new Tesla Model 3 electric car

Billionaire Elon Musk has launched the production version of the Tesla Model 3 electric car at the firm's factory in California.

The new car - a rival to the likes of the BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf - will have a range of up to 310 miles, according to the company.

It joins the more expensive Model S executive saloon and the Model X SUV.

The Model 3 was launched to an audience of Tesla employees and customers at a special event last week.

The standard car officially has a range of 220 miles. It will do 0-60mph in 5.6 seconds and boasts a top speed of 130mph.

UK prices for the entry-level car are likely to be around £30,000.

Most deliveries will be in 2018. There is a waiting list of 400,000 already.

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