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Tesla Model 3 Unveiled

04 Apr

On Thursday, March 31, 2016, Tesla Motors unveiled its long-awaited Model 3 next-generation electric sedan in Hawthorne, CA and began accepting deposits of $1000 from eager customers wanting to be at the front of the line to take delivery, when production begins in late 2017:

The response from the public was overwhelming, as more than 270,000 customers had already placed their deposits online and through local Tesla Motors service and sales centers by the end of business on the following Saturday, April 2nd.

Las Vegas Tesla Service Center Line (photo courtesy of Michael Lemke)

The Tesla Motors service center in Las Vegas had a line around the block before the office opened that morning, as shown in the photo above by Tesla Motors Model S owner Michael Lemke and in this Facebook video link by Tesla Model S owner Rufus Perry:


Beginning at $35,000 before incentives, the base Model 3 will seat five people comfortably, accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in under six seconds and travel 210 miles before needing to be recharged. The worldwide Tesla Motors SuperCharger network is compatible with the new Model 3 and can replenish the battery pack in under one hour for cross country excursions.

Barstow SuperCharger Station (photo courtesy of David Morse)

Tesla Motors will continue to expand its SuperCharger network worldwide, doubling the amount of site locations over the next two years. Upgrades to the network include solar power and battery backup systems.

Autopilot features while on the road will provide Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for additional safety and, in case of an accident, the Tesla Model 3 will be certified with five-star safety ratings after crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Administration.

The interior is spacious with a large touch screen display console. A panoramic view of the surrounding world is enabled by a windshield that extends over the rooftop with one continuous curved piece of automotive glass.

For more information about product features, availability and ordering procedures, visit the Tesla Motors website at:


NEVA blog posted by Stan Hanel, Outreach Coordinator

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