Elon Musk Tweetstorm: over 250k reservations, more updates coming and gifts for reservation holders


Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on another “tweetstorm” Saturday afternoon and revealed a few more information about Model 3 reservations, upcoming updates and gift for reservation holders.

Musk confirmed that Tesla had 253,000 Model 3 reservations this morning and he will update the number tonight, then once more on Wednesday.

At ~$1,000 in deposit per reservation (depending on the currency/country), it adds up to about $250 million in interest-free loans for Tesla.

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Musk revealed that he wasn’t expecting that many reservations:

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He was especially surprised by the number of people waiting in line at Tesla’s stores:

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According to the following tweet, it looks like one of the gifts is a scale down Model 3:

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Musk also said that Tesla will expand to India before the start of Model 3 production and that the new wheels unveiled with the prototypes will make it to production.

You can read our post summarizing everything new we learned at the Model 3 event here.

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  1. Robert Weekley - 7 years ago

    A Scale Tesla Model 3: Something you can put ON your Shelf, While the Mirai’s are ‘Flying OFF the Shelf!’

    • Chris - 7 years ago

      So you work for Toyota’s PR firm? Can’t imagine how anyone else would waste time typing such a thing.


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