Elon Musk reveals the Tesla Model 3—hands over 30 keys

Musk revealed the Tesla Model 3, and handed over 30 vehicles to Tesla employees. The Tesla Model 3 will start at $35,000.

30 people, out of the hundreds of thousands who put down $1,000 deposits for a Tesla Model 3, received their cars this past weekend.

The 30 are mostly Tesla employees because the company prioritized them on the long list of names of those who reserved the vehicles.

If you are interested in the Tesla Model 3, be prepared to shell out USD $35,000.

For size, the Tesla Model 3 is smaller than the Model S, at 184.8 inches, and seats five adults, with 14 cubic feet of cargo space.

Tesla notes that it does 0-60 miles per hour in 5.6 seconds, and offers at least 215 miles of driving range.

In the United States, the vehicles are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax rebate, only available to the first 200,000 customers per automaker before dropping down a tier.

The wait will be long for new orders, at over a year according to a product sheet released in May.

Why this matters:

This matters because when you install solar energy on your rooftop, you can use that electricity to charge your car. This stretches the sustainability ratio for the homeowners; further decreasing their carbon footprints.

Solar panels and electric vehicles are a match made in heaven.

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