Update: Via Electrek, there are reports that the Model 3 is capable of a 4 second 0-60mph time, which would put it on par with a BMW M3. That said, the Model 3 is going to come in various trims, and it’s possible that info doesn’t apply to the base model (which has the eye-catching price tag of $35K). Higher-end models of the Model 3 will likely run upwards of $50-60K, but will feature a lot of the bells and whistles we’ve seen in the Model S and X (autonomous driving, AWD, and a larger battery pack). We can’t wait to get all the details tonight!
The long-awaited Tesla Model 3 is set to be unveiled, and excited fans and prospective buyers are lining up in droves to see it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted a picture of the order day starting in Australia.
Model 3 order day starting in Australia pic.twitter.com/T6aUnG5BCv
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2016
For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until tonight to get a good look at the disruptive Model 3, set to retail at $35,000 (a significant decrease from the high-end Model S). If successful, this could be the start of mainstream adoptance of electric cars.
Allegedly, tonight’s event will be just “Part 1” of the Model 3 unveil, the rest of which will take place closer to the car’s actual launch.
If you have $1000 sitting around and are in the mood to reserve your spot for the brand new Model 3, well, you know what to do.