Tesla Model 3 fleet reaches 1 billion miles

The milestone was reached just over a year after production kicked off.

Tesla has announced that the Model 3 fleet has collectively tallied more than one billion miles.

The milestone was reached little more than a year after Model 3 production began and just five months since the company celebrated building the 100,000th unit.

The Model 3 mileage curve will presumably keep its exponential track as the $35,000 base model begins rolling off the assembly line.

Tesla has likely taken advantage of the miles to help train and calibrate its Autopilot platform. The company aims to roll out more advanced semi-autonomous features later this year, though a timeframe for launching true hands-off self-driving remains unclear.

Over 1 billion miles have been driven with Model 3 - thank you to all the amazing Tesla owners who got us here! https://t.co/aF1QLLciol

-- Tesla (@Tesla) March 23, 2019

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