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This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The electric car company’s newest vehicle, the Model 3, which set to go to its first 30 customers Friday, July 28, 2017, is half the cost of previous models. Its $35,000 starting price and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into Tesla’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)

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This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The electric car company’s newest vehicle, the Model 3, which set to go to its first 30 customers Friday, July 28, 2017, is half the cost of previous models. Its $35,000 starting price and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into Tesla’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)

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In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Electric car maker Tesla said on Monday, July 3, 2017, that its Model 3 car will go on sale on Friday. (AP Photo/Justin Pritchard, File)

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FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo shows the Tesla Motors showroom in Salt Lake City. Tesla Inc. is riding high as it hosts its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Its shares are trading at record levels, and it has surpassed General Motors and Ford in market value. But the company is not without its challenges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla Inc. is riding high as it hosts its annual shareholders’ meeting Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Its shares are trading at record levels, and it has surpassed General Motors and Ford in market value. But the company is not without its challenges. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

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FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Electric car maker Tesla has added another product to its lineup: Solar roof tiles. As of Wednesday, May 10, 2017, customers worldwide could order a solar roof on Tesla's website. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

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FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, shows the Tesla Motors showroom in Salt Lake City. The Utah Supreme Court has ruled against Tesla in a push to sell its sleek, all-electric vehicles in the state. The court said in an opinion issued Monday, April 3, 2017, that Utah's State Tax Commission was correct in a 2015 decision denying Tesla a license to tell its cars in Utah. The company built a $3 million showroom in Salt Lake City but hasn't been able to sell new cars there because officials decided it would break state laws about car makers owning dealerships. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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FILE - In this April 1, 2015, file photo, shows the Tesla Motors showroom in Salt Lake City. The Utah Supreme Court has ruled against Tesla in a push to sell its sleek, all-electric vehicles in the state. The court said in an opinion issued Monday, April 3, 2017, that Utah's State Tax Commission was correct in a 2015 decision denying Tesla a license to tell its cars in Utah. The company built a $3 million showroom in Salt Lake City but hasn't been able to sell new cars there because officials decided it would break state laws about car makers owning dealerships. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, right, talks to UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Mohammad Al Gergawi during the second day of the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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In this undated photo received on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 taken by Darius Kniuksta, a scene from a video game featuring a Tesla gigafactory. Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game. Vladas Lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Lithuania "has plenty of skillful" people as well as a perfect factory site. (Darius Kniuksta via AP)

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In this undated photo received on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 taken by Darius Kniuksta, a scene from a video game featuring a Tesla gigafactory. Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game. Vladas Lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Lithuania "has plenty of skillful" people as well as a perfect factory site. (Darius Kniuksta via AP)

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FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Just weeks after suddenly tweeting "Traffic is driving me nuts" and "am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging," Musk, the SpaceX and Tesla founder says it's on the verge of happening. "Exciting progress on the tunnel front," he tweeted Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. "Plan to start digging in a month or so." (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

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FILE - This undated file photo shows Tesla Motors charging stations neat Truckee, Calif. Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it will end free use of its worldwide charging station network. The company says cars ordered after Jan. 1, 2017 will get roughly 1,000 miles worth of credits at the supercharging stations. After credits are used, owners will have to pay fees. Cars ordered or sold on or before Jan. 1 would still get free charging. (Margaret Moran/Sierra Sun via AP, File)

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FILE - In this April 30, 2015, file photo, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's newest products, in Hawthorne, Calif. Tesla Motors is starting to build its electric cars with all the sensors, cameras and other gear needed to drive completely on their own when regulations allow the technology to take over that responsibility. The announcement made late Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, by Tesla CEO Musk marks the Silicon Valley automaker's next step toward selling cars that can navigate the roads without the help of a human. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

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In a photo from Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Detroit, the key fob of the new Tesla Model S 70D, which resembles a toy car, is seen during a test drive. Electric car maker Tesla Motors is seeking mainstream luxury buyers by adding all-wheel-drive and more range and power to the base version of its only model. Starting Wednesday, Tesla will stop selling the old base Model S called the 60 and replace it with the 70-D. The new car can go 240 miles per charge and from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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SpaceX billionaire founder and chief executive, and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, poses beside a Tesla, after his interview on "Countdown to the Closing Bell," on the Fox Business Network, in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. On Tuesday, NASA picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Protesters march in front of the Capitol in Carson City, Nev., on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, as state lawmakers work in a special session to consider a complex package of up to $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives in an effort to bring Tesla Motors to Nevada. The protesters are opposed to a proposal to gut the state film tax credit program to help pay for the Tesla deal. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

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FILE - In this Friday, June 22, 2012 file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk walks past the Tesla Model S after a news conference at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory — Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning state will shoulder about 10 percent of the total cost, meaning at least $500 million worth of incentives. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, talks to reporters after driving up in a Tesla Motors Type S electric car in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Perry, the former and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, arrived at the meeting with statewide GOP lawmakers and officials across the street from the state Capitol. He is trying to persuade Tesla Motors, based in Palo Alto, to build a $5 billion battery plant in Texas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center, talks to reporters after driving up in a Tesla Motors Type S electric car in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Perry, the former and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, arrived at the meeting with statewide GOP lawmakers and officials across the street from the state Capitol. He is trying to persuade Tesla Motors, based in Palo Alto, to build a $5 billion battery plant in Texas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)