The Model 3 is an electric compact four-door sedan developed by Tesla. The Model 3 Standard Range Plus version delivers an EPA-rated all-electric range of 263 miles (423 km) and the Long Range versions deliver 353 miles (568 km). According to Tesla, the Model 3 carries full self-driving hardware, with periodic software updates adding functionality.Limited production of the Model 3 began in mid-2017, with the first production vehicle rolling off the assembly line on July 7, 2017. The official launch and delivery of the first 30 cars took place on July 28.The Model 3 was marketed as being more affordable to more people than some other models by Tesla. Since early 2020, the Model 3 is the world's best-selling electric car in history, with more than 800,000 units delivered through December 2020. The Model 3 has been the world's top selling plug-in electric car (PEV) for three years running, from 2018 to 2020. It has also been the best-selling PEV in the United States for three consecutive years, 2018 to 2020, the top selling PEV in Europe in 2019, and the best-selling PEV in China in 2020. In 2020, Tesla produced over 450,000 of the Model 3/Y chassis automobiles.