In a blog post today, Tesla released all the details on how to reserve a Model 3 on March 31st, including the deposit required depending on your country and currency.
Tesla reiterated that reservation starts on March 31st worldwide in store, while it first said that it will be starting at 10am Pacific (5pm UTC), now the automaker wrote that it will take reservations when the stores open – you can check your local store business hours here. Online reservation will start at 8:30pm (3:30am UTC) at the same time that the livestream of the event will start.
The online reservations will be available on the automaker’s newly acquired domain Tesla.com, which currently simply redirect to Teslamotors.com.
The most interesting bit of information Tesla confirmed today is the deposit amount for each country/currency. Tesla CEO Elon Musk already confirmed the surprisingly low amount of $1,000 USD, but it wasn’t clear how Tesla would handle the exchange rates. Here’s the full list:
The deposits are of course fully refundable as per Tesla’s policy.
Tesla also offered a few more details about the reservation queue order:
In order to be as fair as possible, there will be a different queue for each region. And as a thank you to our current owners, existing customers will get priority in each region, meaning that the fastest way to own a Model 3 is to own a Model S or Model X.
Tesla also released its full Model 3 Reservation Agreement:
The Model 3 unveiling will take place at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, on March 31st at 8:30pm Pacific.