Andreas Stephens from Sydney, Australia was the first person reported in line to reserve the Tesla Model 3 in store a whole 2 days before the doors open, but now that we are about 24 hours away from Tesla accepting reservations for its $35,000 long-range vehicle, we are starting to get reports of lines and tents at Tesla stores around the world.
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Tesla will take reservations when the stores open during local business hours – you can check your local store business hours here. Online reservations will start at 8:30pm (3:30am UTC) at the same time that the livestream of the event will start.
A $1,000 deposit is required in the US and Tesla published the list of currency amount per country. Surprisingly, it requires only a $1,000 CAD deposit in Canada despite the very weak Canadian dollar, which could encourage people to go ahead and place a deposit especially since it’s refundable.
It seems to already have an effect as we see two tents already set up in front of the Tesla Montreal store and a line in front of the Vancouver store:
Update: The owner of the awesome Model 3 custom tent in Montreal, Ian Pavelko, reached out to us and you can follow his Twitter feed for updates:
Mad Hungarian (@IanPavelko) March 30, 2016
Some people have also been spotted in Melbourne:
Heath Walker (@TexWalkerRanger) March 30, 2016
And someone also set up a tent at the Tesla Boston store:
Tesla is now also sharing a few pictures of early adopters waiting at its stores:
Fort Worth, TX
And Toronto (appropriately reading Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future):
A queue is starting at Tesla’s Rocklin store in California:
Bonnie Norman (@bonnienorman) March 30, 2016
The Tesla Model 3 will be unveiled at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, on March 31st at 8:30pm Pacific. If you want to reserve the vehicle, Tesla revealed all the reservation process details per region and here’s everything we know about the vehicle.