The Tesla Model 3 is not hiding anymore!
Tesla continues to aggressively expand public access to the Tesla Model 3 throughout the U.S.
A week ago we reported that Tesla added a Model 3 to a few showrooms on the east coast. This was following the initial debut of the car in various California Tesla stores. As of last week, we were aware of California display vehicles in Palo Alto – Stanford Shopping Center, Los Angeles – Century City, Walnut Creek – Broadway Plaza, and San Jose – Santana Row.
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East coast locations popped up shortly thereafter, including Manhattan’s Meatpacking district (NYC), Boston’s Boylston Street showroom, and Miami, Florida.
Now, five more showrooms join the growing list starting Friday, January 26, 2018. Added locations in California include San Diego and Newport Beach. Outside of the Golden State, we see Model 3s arriving in Washington D.C.; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Southlake, Texas (near Dallas). Interestingly, Texas is one of a handful of states that doesn't allow Tesla to sell its vehicles within state lines.
Keep in mind that during busy times, which seems to be all the time at this point, Tesla may have to limit each individual's time checking out the car. While you can sit in it, these vehicles are not yet available for test drives.
The fact that until now, many people have never seen the car in person, has surely not stopped reservations. At some point, the automaker had about 500,000 paid pre-orders for the car. Now that the public will get an up-close glimpse of it, reservations may climb. In fact, several reports are already saying that people are putting their deposit down on the car during these public debuts.