As we inch closer to the March 31st debut of the Model 3, Tesla has slowly been releasing more information about the order process and the rollout plans for the 200 mile "everyman's" EV.
Tesla Model 3 Debut Invite For March 31st, Doors Open at 7PM (PT), Livestream Starts At 8:30Pm (PT)
In the latest installment Tesla re-iterates that being an owner gains you priority over non-owners, and that the best way to be at the top of the list for a Model 3 is to "but a Model S or X", but with some new conditions ... of which having already seen the rollout of previous cars and upgrades, we had kinda assumed would already be the case.
Specifically, that US orders will be delivered first, with priority to those closest to the factory in California and the West Coast before moving east across the country, then to international regions.
"Model 3 production is scheduled to begin in late 2017. When production begins, we will begin deliveries in North America starting on the West Coast, moving east. As we continue to ramp production, we will begin deliveries in Europe, APAC and right-hand drive markets."
The full Tesla press mailer (sent out late Wednesday night) can be found below - also reservation amount/deposit chart:
Further Details On Tesla Model S Debut And Ordering
Tesla stated reservation amounts by country:
The cost of a reservation is approximately $1,000 USD. Please see the table below for the amount in your local currency. Note that the reservation payment is fully refundable if you cancel your reservation. If you wish, you can apply your reservation payment toward a new Model S or Model X at any time.