Tesla CEO Inspired Over Model 3 Reception, “Token Of Appreciation” For Crowds Coming

MAR 31 2016 BY JAY COLE 30

A "Couple" People Showed Up This Morning In Raleigh, NC To Put $1,000 Down On A Tesla Model 3 (Image: MTN Ranger/InsideEVs)

A “Couple” People Showed Up This Morning In Raleigh, NC To Put $1,000 Down On A Tesla Model 3 (Image: MTN Ranger/InsideEVs)

Get In Line

Get In Line

Early returns on the turn-out for the Model 3 have come in well above expectations.

Some of our readers and staffers have counted more than 300 people in lines this morning when the doors opened to put a deposits down on a Model 3.  (Check out our photo and video recap from locations all over the world here)

Even Tesla Elon Musk is impressed, saying he is inspired, while promising the Model 3 reveal tonight (which will be livestreamed here) will satisfy early hand-raisers.

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30 Comments on "Tesla CEO Inspired Over Model 3 Reception, “Token Of Appreciation” For Crowds Coming"

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A Tesla Kozzie?

Model III Tee-Shirts for All! 😉

A Hotwheels car?

I’m in line now – more than 500 people. Longer than iPhone like especially.

Elon will leave a personal message on your home answering machine.

Free stickers

Super cool thanks

Nice!

Sweet!

Nice one, kdawg! LOL

In line at Corte Madera now. I counted 320 in line a few minutes before they opened. Mall security said it was a much more well behaved crowd than at Apple events 🙂

That’s because the Apple lines tend to be a lot for scampers who are going to resell them.

Must be an amazing atmosphere there with everyone. True fans in a line for a product that has benefits for everyone. Fantastic!

Keep shooting for the stars Tesla, I hope Elon Musk stays with the company for a long time!

The employees and everyone in line were super nice and friendly. Time went by quickly with many talking about EVs.

I had the same experience.

Ditto. Surprising range of different people of different ages and backgrounds.

Per ardua ad astra!

$5 off coupon for a Radio Flyer Tesla Model S? 😉

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/15/11003042/tesla-model-s-radio-flyer-toy-power-wheels

Best wishes for those dedicated enough to stand in line. And…

Happy Model ≡ day to everyone! 🙂

Got a high-five from Elon – that’s enough for me! (Century City Mall in Los Angeles)

Very cool!!!

+++ !

+5

Awesome! All I got was a free Krispy Kreme donut. I was still warm at least.

Don’t wash your hands!

Home charger!

One framed Tesla share.

NPNS! SBF!
Volt#671

A complimentary dome light

Have you SEEN the dome lights in the Model X? They’re touch / gesture sensitive, like a tablet. You can control just yours, or all of them, depending how you tap / swipe across the surface.

So many little things they thought about, and put into the Model X– it makes me wonder how much of that will get put back into the S Refresh in April, and now, the Model III.

electric-car-insider.com

1,500 people at UTC mall in La Jolla (San Diego) California this morning. First in line showed up at 5am yesterday. Tony Williams was 13th and camped out from 8pm last night. His wife must be remarkably understanding and supportive.

I spoke to a surprisingly large number of people in line who did not yet drive EVs.

Free for life supercharger access!