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Tesla's first mass-market electric car, the Model 3, hits production this week

The firm will sell the mid-priced car for about US$35,000

A prototype of the Tesla Model 3 on display in front of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada which will produce batteries for the electric carmaker. First deliveries are expected on July 28.

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TESLA'S long-awaited mass-market electric car will begin rolling off the assembly line this week. But even as it moves ahead, the carmaker is encountering challenges to its ambitious plans for growth.

On Monday, it acknowledged that it had experienced a "severe shortfall"...