The excitement about the new Tesla Model 3 is building. On March 31, — just 10 days from now — people will be able to reserve one at the nearest Tesla store. On April 1, online reservations will begin. A new post on the Tesla blog this morning has all the information you will need to reserve one for yourself. Here are the details, thanks to Mother Tesla.
Reserving your Model 3
The Tesla Motors Team March 21, 2016
Along with the excitement and anticipation for Model 3, we know everyone has a few questions. Here are the details so that you know what to expect both on March 31st when reservations open and in the months ahead before you take delivery of your Model 3.
Reservations for Model 3 begin on March 31st worldwide. Reservation amounts in each currency can be found here. There are two ways to make a reservation. The first, which will allow you to get a better spot in the queue, is to visit your local Tesla store when it opens on March 31st. Find your closest Tesla store here. The second is to make a reservation online at Tesla.com when the live unveil starts at 8:30pm PT.
In order to be as fair as possible, there will be a different queue for each region. And as a thank you to our current owners, existing customers will get priority in each region, meaning that the fastest way to own a Model 3 is to own a Model S or Model X.
Model 3 production is scheduled to begin in late 2017. When production begins, we will begin deliveries in North America starting on the West Coast, moving east. As we continue to ramp production, we will begin deliveries in Europe, APAC and right-hand drive markets. It is not possible to ship to all regions simultaneously because regulators in each part of the world have slightly different production requirements. Staggering deliveries in this way also allows us to provide the best possible customer experience.
We recognize that everyone wants to get their Model 3 as quickly as possible. Our overarching goal is to maximize total customer happiness within the bounds of what is physically possible.
Tune in to the Model 3 unveil on March 31st at 8:30 pm PT on Tesla.com. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.
It’s entirely possible the live reveal will garner more viewers worldwide that the Super Bowl, as there is more interest in what the Model 3 will look like than there is in knowing who Donald Trump’s hair stylist is. We are all counting down the hours until the wraps come off and we find out what Elon Musk means when he says the Model 3 will be a “compelling car.”