The day has finally arrived! The first deliveries of the Tesla Model 3 are happening today in Fremont, California, as the company is set to transfer some keys tonight just before 9PM Pacific Time (12:00 AM ET).
Watch (above): Event is on loop re-broadcast
Update: Full Tesla Model 3 specs/wrap story, including details on a range of up to 310 miles and pricing/other option details can be found here.
The event opens its doors to the would-be first Model 3 owners and VIP guests at 7 PM PT (10PM ET), of which InsideEVs is one, and the livestream starts here at around ~8:45 PM PT (11:45 PM PT) with CEO Elon Musk taking the stage.
Before the presentation kicks off, we will be live-reporting from the event on all the happenings from around 7PM (PT).
So keep checking back in for the latest scoop!
We also anticipate an opportunity to take the Model 3 for a quick spin after the delivery ceremony.
Of which, our reporters will have some early impressions and footage of that available shortly after the live show closes.
On the stage!
9:00 PM PT: Our own Bria Loveday, announces the top 3 fan-made videos from stage...announcing Marques Brownlee's entry as the winner!
Bria Loveday announces "Project Loveday" from the stage!
8:50 PM PT: Live-stream is, um...live. Hope you have enjoyed our pre-show coverage!
8:44 PM PT: No, show has not started. What you expected Tesla to kick off on time? (will have live-stream up as soon as its available)
Almost. Almost. Wait for it...
8:12 PM PT: Another look at the cars...because that is why we are here right?
First 30 deliveries about to happen....only another 400,000 or so left
8:04 PM PT: No time like the present to get the stage ready to go!
Prep work ongoing!
7:59 PM PT: A little refreshment before the show?
...and the lady will have a water
7:50 PM PT: Inside the event, lots of action still preparing, but definitely a "whack" of Model 3s just hanging out everywhere!
Appears to be a few Model 3 in the area!
7:49 PM PT: Lots of action!
Seems like the number 3 is popular tonight!
7:27 PM PT: Bear with us, still doing the check-in dance. You get in...then you have to "get in", and on the shuttle, etc.
"Feel the excitement...of signage!"
— TheTeslaLife (@TheTeslaLife) July 29, 2017
7:05 PM PT: Event is opening to guests. And clearly there is 30+ (maybe 40) Model 3s in the area and a staging area for test drives later!
— Kim Paquette (@kimpaquette) July 29, 2017
6:34 PM PT: Elon Musk has taken to twitter to announce the Project Loveday, a competition proposed to the Tesla CEO by 10 year-old Bria Loveday (yes, that is daughter of InsideEVs' own Steven Loveday), saying:
"Couldn't believe how incredibly inspiring and creative they were!!"
Perhaps not surprisingly, Internet/YouTube star Marques Brownlee, got the most votes and finished first. Although Musk was quick to point out MKBHD's 5 million odd followers didn't get him an unfair win.
"Watched them personally to make sure & I agree with the outcome. Wouldn't have judged differently. Amazing videos all, but
@MKBHD was best."
The three videos will be featured during the webcast. Check out all 10 finalists at bottom of story.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2017
Here is the winning submission:
Here are the top 10 finalists for your review: