Later today, March 31st, Elon Musk will pull the covers off the Tesla Model 3. Bookmark this page as we’ll update important details as it happens here.
The day is finally here. Elon Musk promised us that he’d pull the wraps off the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3 and the tension and excitement is certainly palpable around the world.
Thankfully Tesla Motors will be streaming the entire live reveal online for everyone to enjoy. So without further ado, here’s all the information you need to stream the unveiling.
When: 8:30 P.M. Pacific Standard Time
Where: Online at Tesla.com
But don’t take my word for it…
That’s literally all you need to know. If for some reason your internet is too slow to handle the stream, add us on twitter @ArtOfGears as we’ll be live-tweeting the event as it happens. In addition, you can go ahead and bookmark this article as we’ll also be updating important details as it happens.
9:21 P.M.- If you’d like, you can watch the full presentation again here!
9:01 P.M. Tesla Model 3 looks good in brushed aluminum
9:00 P.M. – And that wraps up the evening. Journalists are now taking test drives!
8:57 P.M. – 115,000 pre-orders in the last 24 hours! #TeslaModel3
8:56 P.M. And the moment you’ve been waiting for!
8:53 P.M. Price is $35,000
8:51 P.M. “By the end of next year, we will double the number of superchargers and quadruple the number of destination chargers.”
8:50 P.M. Best cargo capacity of any car in its class. Will be compatible with all superchargers in the Tesla network.
8:48 P.M. – 215 miles of range, 0-60 in less than six seconds, five-star safety rating and seats 5 comfortable.
8:45 P.M. “For all of you who have paid for an X and an S, thank you for paving the way for a Model 3”– Elon Musk
8:43 P.M.- “With any new technology, it takes multiple iterations… and economies of scale before you can make it affordable. “- Elon Musk
8:39 P.M.- Elon Musk is introduced. He enters onto the stage
8:37 P.M. – And we’re live!
8:34 P.M.- The Facebook preview shows it’s pretty packed tonite!
8:30 P.M.- Here we go
8:18 P.M.- It looks like you can literally order a Tesla Model 3 during the live stream.
8:12 P.M.- Elon Musk has already opened online orders.
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So what do we know about the Tesla Model 3 already? First, we know that the stakes are very high for this newest vehicle. Elon Musk has already said that this will be the “most important car Tesla will make.” A lower entry price signals Tesla as jumping into the mass market. With a large investment in their new gigafactory in Nevada, cheaper batteries are an important reason as to how economies of scale makes this Tesla Model 3 affordable.
For performance, details have already leaked that the Tesla Model 3 would be capable of 0-60 MPH in 4.1 seconds and have around 200 miles of range.
Seeing how popular autopilot is, we’re certain that this Tesla Model 3 will have some form of autonomous driving similar to what’s already available on the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X. Levels of autonomy are most likely not yet finalized for today’s reveal.
For the design language, you can obviously look to a mixture of what the Tesla Model S and X offer. Expect a four-door saloon similar in dimensions as the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Pictured above is the Tesla Model 3 supposedly under wraps.
Expect a list price of $35,000 before taxes and as cheap as $25,000 after all is said and done.
Elon Musk did drop this nugget of information earlier today pertaining to the unveiling.
So while we’ll see the Tesla Model 3 in all its glory tomorrow, we’ll see an evolution of that design when production commences around early 2017.
So fasten your seatbelts and get ready. Today may very well be a defining moment in our motoring history.