Just over a week ago Tesla Motors opened the reservation books for its Model 3 electric car, which is expected to be delivered in production form by late 2017.
About 115,000 refundable pre-order deposits, at $1,000 each, had already been placed for the Model 3 even before it was shown on the evening of March 31. And about a week later, the number has already exceeded 325,000.
Outside of the promised 215-mile driving range, 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds, and included Supercharging charger technology and Autopilot active-safety features, Tesla released very little specific product information about the Model 3 at the event. Although it did show the car—a “design prototype” that demonstrates the design, packaging, and some of the attributes of that production model.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013
Since then, however, through Twitter, CEO Elon Musk has answered a number of questions that paint a clearer picture of what that production version may include—and what the prototype is teasing.
Click through for a roundup of insights from Twitter.