Tesla Model 3 Social Sentiment Almost 'Exclusively Positive'
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Tesla is hoping that the Model 3’s $35,000 anticipated starting price will make it the first electric vehicle in the market with mass appeal. Within the first 24 hours of its unveiling, Tesla received 198,000 Model 3 reservations.
Tesla’s luxury Model X has been a huge hit for the company so far, but data shows that the number of social media mentions of the Model 3 on its release date was about 240 percent higher than mentions of the Model X when it was unveiled.
Overall baseline mentions of the Model 3 are now 550 percent higher than those of the Model X. Perhaps much more importantly for Tesla, the data shows that social media sentiment regarding the Model 3 is almost exclusively positive.
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is hoping that its similarly-priced Bolt EV, which is expected to beat the Model 3 to market, will be able to take on the Model 3 head-on. The data shows that the Bolt may have a major PR hurdle to clear.
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