LIVE: Watch the Tesla Model 3 Launch, Tonight at 8:30 PM PT

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems
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The wraps are coming off the hotly-anticipated Tesla Model 3 tonight, and the event will be broadcast live at 8:30 p.m. PT, 11:30 p.m. ET.

If you didn’t spent the first order day lining up around the block to put $1,000 down on the lower-priced Tesla, you can at least live vicariously through your computer screen.

Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted yesterday that tonight’s launch is “Part 1” of the reveal, with the second coming closer to the model’s production date. This implies the Model 3 shown tonight won’t be the exact vehicle you’ll drive when it hits the market in late 2017.

It likely won’t be embryonic, either.

Watch the Tesla Model 3 launch here

Online orders begin at 7:30 p.m. PT for the Model 3, which is expected to cost around $35,000 and have a range greater than 200 miles. Only two per person, Musk cautioned.

Musk, clearly excited as hell, spent the day tweeting details of the launch and but not revealing much about the car behind the curtain.

For those who pounded the pavement in order to reserve a vehicle they won’t see for another year and a half, Musk promised there would be a “small token of appreciation coming” for these weary folks.

[Image: Tesla Motors]

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  • An innocent man An innocent man on Apr 01, 2016

    Why didn't he promise that it'd be a flying car? If you're going to promise something that you're likely to not deliver, might as well make it a whopper.

    • VoGo VoGo on Apr 01, 2016

      Tesla has delivered on plan to date. Yes, the Model X was delayed a bit by the Falcon doors, but otherwise, the biggest challenge has been meeting demand which has continued to be above expectations. The Model S outsells every other car in the luxury sedan market.

  • TDIGuy TDIGuy on Apr 01, 2016

    First ad selling a spot on the waiting list to appear in 3... 2... 1...

  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Apr 01, 2016

    This story made the local news in Minneapolis/St. Paul last night. Hundreds of people waiting to put down money for a car they might not get until 2018. Supposedly if they don't like the car they can get a full refund. I'll stick with my used Volt, plenty happy with that so far. And parked next to a Tesla at my kids school the other week I thought the my Volt was "sexier" anyways! Might be a little bias in that statement .....LOL

  • Master Baiter Master Baiter on Apr 01, 2016

    It will be interesting to see how they handle options. Given supply constraints, I'll bet if you order the base model, your delivery date will be in 2025, but if you order the dual motor, AWD version with $20K in options, you'll get delivery in 2017. . .

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    • Master Baiter Master Baiter on Apr 01, 2016

      @VoGo "– current Tesla owners first" So in other words, people who can afford $90K cars, so I don't see them selecting the $35K stripper model. . .