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Elon Tweet: Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by jimmyjohn, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. jimmyjohn

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    "Model 3, our smaller and lower cost sedan will start production in about 2 years. Fully operational Gigafactory needed."


    "@elonmusk $35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then."

    Elon Musk on Twitter:
     
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    $35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then.
     
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    Elon reaffirming expected model 3 production date and price on Twitter

    Per his tweets today

    #1 "Model 3, our smaller and lower cost sedan will start production in about 2 years. Fully operational Gigafactory needed."
    #2 "@elonmusk $35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then."

    Elon's twitter page: Tweets with replies by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) | Twitter
     
  4. jimmyjohn

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    #2 --- preorders starting at unveil in March is AWESOME NEWS!!

    EVs to the MASSES!!!
     
  5. AnOutsider

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    I love my model s, but wouldn't mind a smaller, sportier vehicle. May put down a deposit and wait and see
     
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    #6 Morristhecat, Sep 2, 2015
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    Awesome! The timing should be just about right for replacing our 2nd car (an ICE) and becoming an all EV family. I hope there is a signature version, as this is one I would really like and will be affordable all tripped out.
     
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    Someone who's active in twitterverse - ask him the reservation amount? Also, Sigs?
     
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    I just fired off a tweet to ask him, we'll see if he responds.

    Seems like Model 3 is indeed on track despite repeated Model X delays, which were not their fault in many ways.
     
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    My guess is they'll follow the ~50% less trend.... $20k down for a sig; $2500 down for a general reservation... but I'd love to hear Elon confirm that expectation...
     
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    #10 FreeOfPge, Sep 2, 2015
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    Nice to see Tesla shifting gears and putting all hands on deck for Model 3!

    Edit: Although I do see that he didn't specify a year for the unveiling... so... yeah...
     
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    No offense intended but I replied and asked what year.

     
  12. brianman

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    He already previously said March 2016.
     
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    In for this. I hope I can put down a reservation near the front since my Volt lease will be up in 2017. I can go one car for a few months, but don't want to be stuck without a car for a year.
     
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    In Elonverse, his 2016 can be our 2018. :tongue:
     
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    I must have missed that.

    It would be helpful if he got in the habit of adding the detail, I think there was room for 4 more characters in that tweet.

    could have easily been

    @elonmusk $35k price, unveil in March, 2016. Preorders start then.
     
  16. brianman

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    I remembered because at the moment he said that I said, "Ok, so I need a check ready in March." Turns out I was right. :)

    Tesla Motors (TSLA) Earnings Report: Q1 2015 Conference Call Transcript - Pg.11 - TheStreet
    So, calm down -- he's pinned the year already.
     
  17. dhanson865

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    I'm calm :)

    I was just confused / surprised / dumbfounded.

    I was trying to wrap my head around taking reservations 1.5 years ahead of the expected first car off the assembly line and wanted to make sure I wasn't making a mental error.

    Nothing to see here, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. :)
     
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    Hopefully current owners can reserve first, ideally in order of their VIN. The number of reservations will be insane.
     
  19. brianman

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    "pre-plaid"
     
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    After TMC moderators of course... :wink:
     

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