Following the reservation period initiated years ago, Tesla has opened orders for its Model 3, despite a fourth of the American pre-orders recently being refunded. North American customers who paid the refundable $1,000 USD deposit may now turn their reservations into an order by paying $2,500 USD, with all funds going towards the price of the car — a move consistent with past Tesla reservation initiatives. Though confirmed buyers won’t receive a specific delivery date, the confirmation email implies that delivery may occur “in as soon as 2-4 months.” Plenty of cars are on the line, as Tesla revealed in a first-quarter shareholder’s letter: “Model 3 net reservations including configured orders that had not yet been delivered continued to exceed 450,000 at the end of q1.”
Below is the email sent to patrons who made reservations:
You can now design and order your Model 3. As we continue to add new options, we recently introduced Model 3 Performance — with an even faster acceleration: from zero to 60 mp in 3.5 seconds. Model 3 Performance also comes with dual motor all-wheel drive and every premium option available: 20” Performance Wheels, performance brake calipers, Premium White Interior and a carbon fiber spoiler for improved aerodynamics. Design and order your Model 3 today for delivery in as soon as 2-4 months.