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Tesla explains how you can reserve a Model 3, the first affordable Tesla

Published Mar 21st, 2016 9:44AM EDT
Tesla Model 3 Reservations

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With just over a week to go until the unveiling of its next vehicle, Tesla published a blog post on Monday explaining how customers will be able to reserve the Model 3 once it has been officially announced.

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According to Tesla, reservations will go live on March 31st, the same day that the car is revealed to the public. If you want to be near the top of the list for reservations, your best bet is to visit a Tesla store in your area as soon as it opens next Thursday. If you need to find the closest store to you, visit this page and enter your location.

If you can’t make it to a Tesla store, you’ll have to wait until the presentation begins at 11:30 p.m. ET and make a reservation online at

Tesla says that in order to be fair to customers, each region will have a separate queue. Additionally, customers who already own a Model S or a Model X will receive priority placement in the queue, so the best way to get a Model 3 is to own a Tesla already.

The new Model 3 is expected to be a hot ticket item considering it could cost as little as $25,000 when all is said and done.

This has been made explicitly clear in the past, but Tesla also wants to remind customers that Model 3 production isn’t scheduled to begin until late 2017. Once production begins, deliveries in the U.S. will start on the West Coast and make their way east. Once production ramps up, Europe, APAC and right-hand drive markets will begin to receive shipments as well.

Remember, you can watch the unveiling of the Model 3 live on March 31st at 11:30 p.m. ET on

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.