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[model 3] Tesla unveils the Model 3, its mass-market electric car

HAWTHORNE, California — The Tesla Model 3, the company’s “affordable” mass-market electric vehicle, is finally here.

In keeping with virtually every Teslaunveiling to date, Elon Musk took to the stage a bit later than promised. Likely, his tardiness did not scare off any potential buyers; People have been in line to plunk down a deposit for the Model 3 for days. In fact, More

HAWTHORNE, California — The Tesla Model 3, the company’s “affordable” mass-market electric vehicle, is finally here.

In keeping with virtually every Teslaunveiling to date, Elon Musk took to the stage a bit later than promised. Likely, his tardiness did not scare off any potential buyers; People have been in line to plunk down a deposit for the Model 3 for days. In fact, More

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[model 3] Lines for Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Model 3 Are No Joke — The Motley Fool

If lines forming at electric-car maker Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ:TSLA) stores around the world today are any indication of how well the company’s newest vehicle will sell, it looks like Model 3 could be a hit. Of course, there’s one big caveat: None of these customers making reservations have actually seen the vehicle. That won’t happen until tonight.
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If lines forming at electric-car maker Tesla Motors’ (NASDAQ:TSLA) stores around the world today are any indication of how well the company’s newest vehicle will sell, it looks like Model 3 could be a hit. Of course, there’s one big caveat: None of these customers making reservations have actually seen the vehicle. That won’t happen until tonight.
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[model 3] Tesla Model 3: How To pre-order Tesla’s new $35,000 car | BGR

After years of waiting, we’re tantalizingly close to the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3. As opposed to the previously released Tesla Roadster and Model S, the Model 3 is being positioned as an electric vehicle for the masses. Armed with a $35,000 price tag, it’s a safe bet that the Model 3 will be the most successful Tesla vehicle ever released.

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After years of waiting, we’re tantalizingly close to the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3. As opposed to the previously released Tesla Roadster and Model S, the Model 3 is being positioned as an electric vehicle for the masses. Armed with a $35,000 price tag, it’s a safe bet that the Model 3 will be the most successful Tesla vehicle ever released.

DON’T MISS: Did you know Amazon had a s More

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California’s Electric Highway Is Becoming a Reality | PluginCars.com

In February, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $8.87 million to four companies to install a network of DC fast-charging stations along major highways in California. ChargePoint, Recargo, EVConnect and NRG EV Services were awarded grants to install DC charging stations along different routes and sections including Interstate 5, State Route 99 and Highway 101. The significance of establ More

In February, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $8.87 million to four companies to install a network of DC fast-charging stations along major highways in California. ChargePoint, Recargo, EVConnect and NRG EV Services were awarded grants to install DC charging stations along different routes and sections including Interstate 5, State Route 99 and Highway 101. The significance of establ More

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California’s Electric Highway Is Becoming a Reality | PluginCars.com

February, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $8.87 million to four companies to install a network of DC fast-charging stations along major highways in California. ChargePoint, Recargo, EVConnect and NRG EV Services were awarded grants to install DC charging stations along different routes and sections including Interstate 5, State Route 99 and Highway 101. The significance of establish More

February, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded $8.87 million to four companies to install a network of DC fast-charging stations along major highways in California. ChargePoint, Recargo, EVConnect and NRG EV Services were awarded grants to install DC charging stations along different routes and sections including Interstate 5, State Route 99 and Highway 101. The significance of establish More

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ORNL surges forward with 20-kilowatt wireless charging for vehicles | EurekAlert! Science News

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 31, 2016 – A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency and at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.

This ability can help accelerate the adoption and convenience of electric vehicles. Industry partners from T More

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 31, 2016 – A 20-kilowatt wireless charging system demonstrated at Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has achieved 90 percent efficiency and at three times the rate of the plug-in systems commonly used for electric vehicles today.

This ability can help accelerate the adoption and convenience of electric vehicles. Industry partners from T More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3: in-store reservations a success as impressive lines of people are spotted around the world [Live updates] | Electrek

Update: It’s becoming hard to tell from the pictures below, but we are receiving reports of several hundreds of people waiting in lines at now a dozen locations. A tally of reports from people waiting in line in Canada and in the US accounts for over 6,000 10,000 13,000 16,000 20,000 people./

Yesterday we reported on a few brave people prepared to camp outside to be among the first people More

Update: It’s becoming hard to tell from the pictures below, but we are receiving reports of several hundreds of people waiting in lines at now a dozen locations. A tally of reports from people waiting in line in Canada and in the US accounts for over 6,000 10,000 13,000 16,000 20,000 people./

Yesterday we reported on a few brave people prepared to camp outside to be among the first people More

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[model 3] Tesla fans eager for the Model 3 camp & wait – Fortune

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Long lines stretched outside of Tesla stores as customers wait for the Model 3.

As night fell on a dimly-lit store owned by electric car maker Tesla Motors, just off a freeway down a dark side street in Burlingame, Calif., a couple of lone tents had sprung up. Twelve hours later, as dawn broke on the Bay Area where Tesla’s has its home base, a More

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Long lines stretched outside of Tesla stores as customers wait for the Model 3.

As night fell on a dimly-lit store owned by electric car maker Tesla Motors, just off a freeway down a dark side street in Burlingame, Calif., a couple of lone tents had sprung up. Twelve hours later, as dawn broke on the Bay Area where Tesla’s has its home base, a More

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[model 3] Tesla Model 3 mania reaches peak as lines keep growing – Roadshow

I’ll admit: I stood in line for the first iPhone. I was excited. The product looked awesome. While some writers might be snarking about all the folks standing in lines to pre-order the $35,000-ish Tesla Model 3 mere hours before its unveiling, don’t worry. I understand your excitement. Maybe not your finances, but your excitement.

No matter where your automotive tastes lie, you& More

I’ll admit: I stood in line for the first iPhone. I was excited. The product looked awesome. While some writers might be snarking about all the folks standing in lines to pre-order the $35,000-ish Tesla Model 3 mere hours before its unveiling, don’t worry. I understand your excitement. Maybe not your finances, but your excitement.

No matter where your automotive tastes lie, you& More

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[model 3] Tesla fans lining up to preorder $35,000 Model 3 sight unseen – SFGate

Nobody has even seen the Model 3, Tesla Motors’ affordable electric sedan, but people are already lining up to buy it.

Today, Elon Musk’s company will accept $1,000 down payments in stores from those who want to secure a top spot on the preorder list, and ABC 7 reported that buyers started gathering outside the dealership in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon.

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Nobody has even seen the Model 3, Tesla Motors’ affordable electric sedan, but people are already lining up to buy it.

Today, Elon Musk’s company will accept $1,000 down payments in stores from those who want to secure a top spot on the preorder list, and ABC 7 reported that buyers started gathering outside the dealership in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday afternoon.

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[model 3] Business – Reserve now, drive a Tesla Model 3 later

An exterior view of Tesla’s Model S beta prototype. Photographed on Nov. 10, 2011 at Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto. (Dai Sugano/Mercury News) (Dai Sugano)

North American reservations for Tesla Model 3 — the $35,000 electric sedan for the broad market — begins today at Tesla stores.

The Model 3 is expected to carry a $35,000 sticker price, not including federal and state i More

An exterior view of Tesla’s Model S beta prototype. Photographed on Nov. 10, 2011 at Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto. (Dai Sugano/Mercury News) (Dai Sugano)

North American reservations for Tesla Model 3 — the $35,000 electric sedan for the broad market — begins today at Tesla stores.

The Model 3 is expected to carry a $35,000 sticker price, not including federal and state i More

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Energy Adviser: Promise of e-cars is expanding | The Columbian

They go by the names White Zombie and Zombie 222, and peel from the starting lines, tires smoking. One, a 1972 Datsun 1200, sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds. The other, a 1968 Mustang fastback, zips along at 174.6 miles an hour. Like all e-cars, their electric motors have tremendous torque. Although customized and enhanced, they show how rapidly the world of electric car techn More

They go by the names White Zombie and Zombie 222, and peel from the starting lines, tires smoking. One, a 1972 Datsun 1200, sprints from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.8 seconds. The other, a 1968 Mustang fastback, zips along at 174.6 miles an hour. Like all e-cars, their electric motors have tremendous torque. Although customized and enhanced, they show how rapidly the world of electric car techn More

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Ford’s EV chief on how the automaker will spend its $4.5 billion EV investment | Electrek

Late last year Ford announced a $4.5 billion investment in EV technology and 13 new electric models coming to its lineup by 2020. Today Ford’s EV chief Kevin Layden sat down with Automotive News and discussed the company’s electric vehicle plans.

When asked how Ford will spend its $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicle technology, Layden said:

“Ford will deliver 13 new el More

Late last year Ford announced a $4.5 billion investment in EV technology and 13 new electric models coming to its lineup by 2020. Today Ford’s EV chief Kevin Layden sat down with Automotive News and discussed the company’s electric vehicle plans.

When asked how Ford will spend its $4.5 billion investment in electric vehicle technology, Layden said:

“Ford will deliver 13 new el More

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[model 3] Tesla Fans Line Up 48 Hours Early For Model 3 « CBS San Francisco

WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — People were lining up outside dealerships 48 hours early to stake their claim on the new Tesla Model 3 when it debuts Thursday. They’re hoping to put down a $1000 reservation deposit on the automaker’s most affordable electric vehicle to date.

The starting price on the Model 3 is $35,000 and it’s slated to hit the assembly line in late 2017. Company CEO Elon More

WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) — People were lining up outside dealerships 48 hours early to stake their claim on the new Tesla Model 3 when it debuts Thursday. They’re hoping to put down a $1000 reservation deposit on the automaker’s most affordable electric vehicle to date.

The starting price on the Model 3 is $35,000 and it’s slated to hit the assembly line in late 2017. Company CEO Elon More

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[model 3 ] Tesla Model 3 draws lines to dealership a day before unveiling | Money – Home

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) –
The Model 3 has drawn eager buyers to Tesla stores more than a day before the electric car will be unveiled.

Tesla will start accepting $1,000 reservation deposits for its mid-priced Model 3 when stores open Thursday morning, though buyers won’t get their first glimpse of the car until 11:30 pm ET on Tesla’s website. That’s also when custo More

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) –
The Model 3 has drawn eager buyers to Tesla stores more than a day before the electric car will be unveiled.

Tesla will start accepting $1,000 reservation deposits for its mid-priced Model 3 when stores open Thursday morning, though buyers won’t get their first glimpse of the car until 11:30 pm ET on Tesla’s website. That’s also when custo More

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[model 3] Elon Musk says this week’s Tesla Model 3 unveiling is just ‘Part 1’ of 2 | The Verge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a reputation for dribbling little hints about the company’s plans on Twitter — and on the eve of the unveiling of the mass-market Model 3 near Los Angeles, he’s at it again.

It’s not clear exactly what that means, though he notes in a follow-up reply that “important elements” will be added between now and production:

It has been More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a reputation for dribbling little hints about the company’s plans on Twitter — and on the eve of the unveiling of the mass-market Model 3 near Los Angeles, he’s at it again.

It’s not clear exactly what that means, though he notes in a follow-up reply that “important elements” will be added between now and production:

It has been More

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Massachusetts Moves Forward on EV Perks Bill :: NGT News

Lawmakers on the Massachusetts Joint Committee have advanced a bill that would expand the perks of buying and owning an electric vehicle (EV) in the commonwealth, reports Boston.com.

If passed, “An Act Promoting Electric Vehicle Adoption” would allow EV owners to drive in high-occupancy vehicle lanes normally reserved for cars with two or more passengers. The bill would also increase ac More

Lawmakers on the Massachusetts Joint Committee have advanced a bill that would expand the perks of buying and owning an electric vehicle (EV) in the commonwealth, reports Boston.com.

If passed, “An Act Promoting Electric Vehicle Adoption” would allow EV owners to drive in high-occupancy vehicle lanes normally reserved for cars with two or more passengers. The bill would also increase ac More

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Tesla Model 3 exclusive leaked specs: 0-60 under 4 sec fast and 300+ mile range options | Electrek

We’re about 24 hours away from the Model 3 unveil and it’s time for everyone to show their cards. Tesla, in an age when secretive tech companies like Apple can’t keep any of its products from leaking, has let almost nothing leak on the upcoming Model 3. Almost everything we know about the Model 3 has come via Elon Musk late night Tweetstorm or official releases.

We’ve talked to Tesl More

We’re about 24 hours away from the Model 3 unveil and it’s time for everyone to show their cards. Tesla, in an age when secretive tech companies like Apple can’t keep any of its products from leaking, has let almost nothing leak on the upcoming Model 3. Almost everything we know about the Model 3 has come via Elon Musk late night Tweetstorm or official releases.

We’ve talked to Tesl More

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Tesla’s Upcoming Model 3 May Change The Price And Position Of Its Other Models 

is showing the world its all-new Model 3 this Thursday—a sub $35,000 all-electric sedan the company hopes will bring electric vehicles to the mainstream. The introduction of such an affordable vehicle with mass appeal might also see Tesla shift the position of its existing lineup. Basically, if you’re going to buy a Model S, now may be the time.
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is showing the world its all-new Model 3 this Thursday—a sub $35,000 all-electric sedan the company hopes will bring electric vehicles to the mainstream. The introduction of such an affordable vehicle with mass appeal might also see Tesla shift the position of its existing lineup. Basically, if you’re going to buy a Model S, now may be the time.
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Elon Musk’s Surprisingly Simple Secret to Success | Inc.com

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What allows Musk to attempt and complete projects everyone else considers impossible? [SpaceX co-founder Jim Cantrell shared] “[I]t doesn’t matter if its going up against the banking system (Paypal), going up against the entire aerospace industry (SpaceX) or going up against the US auto industry (Tesla). He can’t imagine NOT succeeding and that is More

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What allows Musk to attempt and complete projects everyone else considers impossible? [SpaceX co-founder Jim Cantrell shared] “[I]t doesn’t matter if its going up against the banking system (Paypal), going up against the entire aerospace industry (SpaceX) or going up against the US auto industry (Tesla). He can’t imagine NOT succeeding and that is More

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Global Electric Vehicle Charging Station Market to Witness 52% CAGR During 2016 – 2022: P&S Market

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Southern California Edison to install 1,500 charging stations The Orange County Register

Southern California Edison announced plans to install 1,500 electric car changing stations in the region.

Exact locations for the charging stations were not announced. The utility will provide the infrastructure for the stations, but customers will buy, operate and maintain the stations themselves.

The stations will be at workplaces, campuses, apartment complexes and more. Owners wil More

Southern California Edison announced plans to install 1,500 electric car changing stations in the region.

Exact locations for the charging stations were not announced. The utility will provide the infrastructure for the stations, but customers will buy, operate and maintain the stations themselves.

The stations will be at workplaces, campuses, apartment complexes and more. Owners wil More

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BYD Sees Electric-Car Sales Tripling in Market Coveted by Tesla – Bloomberg

BYD Co., the Warren Buffett-backed Chinese car-and-battery manufacturer, may boost deliveries of electric vehicles by as much as three times this year in its home market, underscoring the rising demand that’s prompting Tesla Motors Inc. to step up its expansion.
BYD may sell as many as 150,000 new-energy vehicles this year, compared with the 58,000 it delivered in 2015, Chairman Wang Chuan More

BYD Co., the Warren Buffett-backed Chinese car-and-battery manufacturer, may boost deliveries of electric vehicles by as much as three times this year in its home market, underscoring the rising demand that’s prompting Tesla Motors Inc. to step up its expansion.
BYD may sell as many as 150,000 new-energy vehicles this year, compared with the 58,000 it delivered in 2015, Chairman Wang Chuan More

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California to Limit Electric Car Rebate Program to Earners Below $250k | KQED Science

New rules go into effect Tuesday for California’s electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle rebates, eliminating the cash given back to high earners and upping the amount for those who make less.

Those who make $250,000 or more or have a combined household income topping $500,000 will no longer qualify for discounts on the cars, while those with lower incomes will qualify for a larger rebate.More

New rules go into effect Tuesday for California’s electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle rebates, eliminating the cash given back to high earners and upping the amount for those who make less.

Those who make $250,000 or more or have a combined household income topping $500,000 will no longer qualify for discounts on the cars, while those with lower incomes will qualify for a larger rebate.More

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[model 3] Poll: Would you put down $1,000 for the new Tesla Model 3?

Speculation is rampant — what will it look like? How fast will it go? How long will it drive on a charge? And perhaps most of all, how hard will it be to get?
Interested buyers will have to wait until late 2017 to take delivery, but they can get ahead of the game by putting down a $1,000 deposit Thursday night.
Take our poll: Would you put down the money?
Would you put a $1,000 More

Speculation is rampant — what will it look like? How fast will it go? How long will it drive on a charge? And perhaps most of all, how hard will it be to get?
Interested buyers will have to wait until late 2017 to take delivery, but they can get ahead of the game by putting down a $1,000 deposit Thursday night.
Take our poll: Would you put down the money?
Would you put a $1,000 More

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Seattle Launches Aggressive Electric Vehicle Plan :: NGT News

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced a new initiative focused on leveraging Seattle’s clean electricity usage across the transportation sector. The new plan, called Drive Clean Seattle, aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the city’s municipal fleet by 50% while adding thousands of new electric vehicles (EVs) and public charging stations to city streets.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has announced a new initiative focused on leveraging Seattle’s clean electricity usage across the transportation sector. The new plan, called Drive Clean Seattle, aims to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from the city’s municipal fleet by 50% while adding thousands of new electric vehicles (EVs) and public charging stations to city streets.

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How to buy an electric-car charging station: buyer’s guide to EVSEs

Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options.

But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster.

Owners of plug-in hybrids with ranges below 30 miles may find the standard charging cable fin More

Electric cars all come with a 120-volt charging cable that can charge the battery from a household socket if there are no other options.

But sooner or later, most battery-electric car owners will want a 240-volt Level 2 charging station that can recharge the car as much as four times faster.

Owners of plug-in hybrids with ranges below 30 miles may find the standard charging cable fin More

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Tesla’s Cheaper Model 3 Could Strain Charging Infrastructure

On Thursday, Tesla Motors unveils its Model 3, an electric car that will cost about half as much as the company’s flagship, the Model S. The new car is expected to have a base price of $35,000, but after federal and state subsidies for electric cars, that should shrink the price to under $30,000, or around $220 a month to lease. It is supposed to be a Tesla for the rest of us. The company hopes More

On Thursday, Tesla Motors unveils its Model 3, an electric car that will cost about half as much as the company’s flagship, the Model S. The new car is expected to have a base price of $35,000, but after federal and state subsidies for electric cars, that should shrink the price to under $30,000, or around $220 a month to lease. It is supposed to be a Tesla for the rest of us. The company hopes More

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Volkswagen recall is third electric car call-back in a month – BBC News

Volkswagen has recalled thousands of its e-Golf cars in the US citing a problem that could cause their motors to switch off while in use.
It marks the third call-back of electric cars over recent weeks.
Earlier this month, Nissan revealed it needed to reprogramme the software that controls its Leaf vehicles’ brakes. Days later, Renault said it needed to check and replace faulty b More

Volkswagen has recalled thousands of its e-Golf cars in the US citing a problem that could cause their motors to switch off while in use.
It marks the third call-back of electric cars over recent weeks.
Earlier this month, Nissan revealed it needed to reprogramme the software that controls its Leaf vehicles’ brakes. Days later, Renault said it needed to check and replace faulty b More

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[model 3] Here’s the Tesla Model 3 reservation agreement for Thursday

We’re pretty much expecting Tesla Model 3 enthusiasm to build to a fever pitch over the coming week.

Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will reveal the design of the $35,000, 200-mile electric car that the company plans to use to vault itself into sales of hundreds of thousands of cars a year.

And reservations will open Thursday morning, even before the car is unveiled late t More

We’re pretty much expecting Tesla Model 3 enthusiasm to build to a fever pitch over the coming week.

Thursday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will reveal the design of the $35,000, 200-mile electric car that the company plans to use to vault itself into sales of hundreds of thousands of cars a year.

And reservations will open Thursday morning, even before the car is unveiled late t More

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