Tesla Model 3 Event Set Up Underway
Attendees told to wear closed-toe footwear
Today is a very special day. Yes, yes, it's Friday, and every Friday is sort of special. But this Friday is the one in which the automotive landscape will officially change. At least, if things stick to the Tesla script, and the hundreds of thousands of Model 3 reservations turn the trickle of electric vehicles spotted in the streets to a well-fed stream, if not a flood.
The very first production Tesla Model 3
It all starts tonight at 7:00 PM Pacific (10:00 EST), when the doors will open, with the official handover of the first 30 or so cars said to start at 8:45 local time, and remarks from CEO Elon Musk scheduled for 9:00. Besides getting to look at all that Model 3 deliciousness, we expect we'll do some tasting also. We'll have a man on the ground — Steven Loveday, father of Bria, who was the impetus for Project Loveday — with camera in hand who, we expect, will be one of the first to ride in the production version of this long-awaited "mass-market" $35,000 sedan.
How can we be sure there'll be rides? Well, every other Tesla event of its type has had them, so it's pretty much expected at this point. Still, life comes at you fast and things can suddenly change. So, to sooth any fears of just gawking at the Model 3 from the outside, we're leaning on this tidbit gleaned from a list of instructions/suggestions for attendees: Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Flat-heeled shoes recommended.
Yes, it's little to hang expectations on, but with history on our side, we're still confident there will be rides. For those of us who don't make it to the event, we're sure we'll have plenty of video of others riding to share with you tomorrow.
In case you're interested, here are all the notes for attendees, provided by our friends over at Teslarati.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
The unique barcode below is valid for you and three guests only Invitations are non-transferable IDs will be checked upon arrival Guests must arrive at the same time as the primary ticket holder Doors open at 7PM Food and drinks will be served beginning at 7PM Remarks will begin at 9PM Light outerwear is recommended in case of cool weather, as the event will be held outdoors Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Flat-heeled shoes recommended
PARKING AND CHARGING
Valet parking will be available at the Tesla South Lot and all guests will be required to provide their parking pass to security
If you take a ridesharing service, you will be required to present your parking pass to security upon arrival. Please enter via the Tesla South Lot and enter “Tesla South Lot” for your destination and pick up location
Due to very high traffic at the Fremont Supercharger location, please plan for limited charging onsite