Stopped into my Bellevue WA Tesla store yesterday to see if I could score an unscheduled MS test drive, with my friend who I'm trying to convince to buy a Tesla. Couldn't get a test ride, but spent over 30 minutes talking to rep. He shared some things I wasn't aware, but am skeptical of his validity, although he did add it wasn't official. (he's a salesmen after all, so everything taken with a grain of salt). He indicated (unofficial) the following: 1. The recently cleared space in the showroom was for a Model 3 (MS chassis displayed in that space a week before). 2. A Model 3 would be available at this store for test drives in August. 3. The base Model 3 will be rated at 245 mile range. I've heard on this forum that the above is possible but he triggered my B.S. detector when I ask what the base battery would be and he said 75kW. If it is, it would surely erode any profit on the M3, and range better be more than 245 mi. Now I'm not sure I can believe anything he said even though he has been with Tesla for years. Guess we'll all find out tomorrow evening.