Future Models - Tesla 2017 Model 3
Gates open for Tesla Model 3
Trust me: Tesla has offered no Model 3 information ahead of its launch this month, but is asking customers for a $1500 deposit to secure one nonetheless.
Tesla taking deposits for Model 3 from March 31
22 March 2016
AN AUSTRALIAN or New Zealander is likely to be the first person anywhere in the
world to order a Tesla Model 3, with the official March 31 opening date
arriving first Down Under thanks to Australia and New Zealand’s international
date line proximity.
Tesla’s fourth model is yet to officially break cover along with any technical
or aesthetic details, but the North American electric vehicle manufacturer is
expecting customers to stump up a $1500 deposit in blind faith, when the order
book opens at the end of March.
Trusting fans will be able to put in an online order from the start of the live
unveil at 2:30pm AEST on April 1 but local customers can jump the gun by
visiting one of Tesla’s stores or service centres from their opening time on
A regional queueing system will ensure a first-come, first-serve policy but
existing Tesla owners will be given preferential treatment with positions
toward the front of the line.
“The fastest way to buy a Model 3 is to buy a Model S or Model X,” the company
Despite Australians being the first to place an order, local cars have been
pushed to the bottom of the pile and deliveries will follow North America and
Europe. Production starts in 2017.
Pricing, like all Model 3 particulars is being kept under wraps, but it is
understood the car will sell in the United States for about $US35,000
($A46,000), but that cost is likely to be adjusted for our far-flung country.
Wannabe Model 3 owners have the choice of one service station each in Melbourne
and Sydney, which open for business at 8:00am, while Tesla stores based in
Melbourne and Brisbane open an hour later.
Like its Model S and Model X larger siblings, the Model 3 will be purely
electrically driven and is expected to take on the like of BMW’s 3 Series.
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