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Old 04-01-2016, 08:37 AM   #1
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Tesla Model 3: End of the Internal-Combustion Engine?

The new Tesla Model 3 was whipped out yesterday...beautiful car, $35,000 ($25,000 after incentives), 215-mile range and Tesla already has 135,000 $1000 deposits. Crazy.

It won't be out in significant numbers for a couple of years, but I'm looking at this car and wondering why anybody would want to spend money on a gas-engine car when they could have this for the same price or less.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:41 AM   #2
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After buying my Volt, I am pretty sure my next commuter car will be 100% electric.

Judging from photos alone, I'd get the Chevy Bolt instead of the Tesla Model 3.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:42 AM   #3
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At that price it seems legit.

I was never a huge proponent of electric cars, but at this price it would be stupid not to jump on the bandwagon.

I'll wait until Tesla starts delivering them. Lots of things can change between now and the delivery date.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:46 AM   #4
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Judging from photos alone, I'd get the Chevy Bolt instead of the Tesla Model 3.
Really? You'd prefer what looks like an econo-hatch to a sports sedan?
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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At that price it seems legit.

I was never a huge proponent of electric cars, but at this price it would be stupid not to jump on the bandwagon.

I'll wait until Tesla starts delivering them. Lots of things can change between now and the delivery date.
Were you one of those guys who, 5 years ago, said there'd never be an affordable electric card with decent range and recharge time in your lifetime?
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:50 AM   #6
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We've decided this last car we've purchased is likely our last new car with a combustion engine (not counting a pick up truck we may eventually get).
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Range is still a problem.
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That explains the long line yesterday morning in front of Tesla in Menlo Park. People were camped out there with lawn chairs like a black friday at Best Buy.
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It won't be out in significant numbers for a couple of years, but I'm looking at this car and wondering why anybody would want to spend money on a gas-engine car when they could have this for the same price or less.
I still like my manual transmission.
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...for the 1% of drivers who regularly drive more than 200 miles a day.
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The new Tesla Model 3 was whipped out yesterday...beautiful car, $35,000 ($25,000 after incentives), 215-mile range and Tesla already has 135,000 $1000 deposits. Crazy.

It won't be out in significant numbers for a couple of years, but I'm looking at this car and wondering why anybody would want to spend money on a gas-engine car when they could have this for the same price or less.
180k in the first 24 hours. The interest blew away my wildest expectations.

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That explains the long line yesterday morning in front of Tesla in Menlo Park. People were camped out there with lawn chairs like a black friday at Best Buy.
Yeah, heard rumors of a few stores around the country hitting lines of 1,000 people. Delivery priority when the car is released goes to first-day in-store reservations, over online orders, so there was incentive for people to get in line.

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I still like my manual transmission.
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So does anyone else on here have one reserved already?



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Old 04-01-2016, 09:21 AM   #13
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I read yesterday that the #1 selling full EV is the Nissan Leaf and they have sold @ 200,000 units worldwide in @ 5 years.

http://evobsession.com/nissan-leaf-s...000-worldwide/

The Telsa Model 3 has been out for 1 day and they "sold" 125,000 units in the US alone and the car isn't even available for 2 more years

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Old 04-01-2016, 09:23 AM   #14
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Yeah, heard rumors of a few stores around the country hitting lines of 1,000 people. Delivery priority when the car is released goes to first-day in-store reservations, over online orders, so there was incentive for people to get in line.

So does anyone else on here have one reserved already?
Another Barfer ordered his yesterday, I'll let him chime in if he wants.

If it's anything like the X delivery priority will be based on OTD$ with the most expensive ones rolling off the line first.
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...for the 1% of drivers who regularly drive more than 200 miles a day.
Everyday? No. Most weekends yes of course
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