Now that the company has finally met its production target for the Model 3, its first mass-market electric sedan, it’s finally dropping the reservation system for customers in the United States and Canada. There is a catch, though, as the system isn’t going to be taking orders for the $35,000 model.
Customers in North America no longer need a reservation if they want to order a Model 3. They can head over to Tesla’s website right now and place an order for the car. The catch here is that the long-promised $35,000 base model can not be ordered right now.
Tesla says that it’s going to be available in “6 to 9 months.” Customers who want to place an order for one right now will have to shell out extra for the long-range battery model that starts at $49,000. They will have to pay a $2,500 deposit to confirm their order.
As far as delivery times are concerned, customers who hold reservations will remain first in line to receive their cars before customers who will just now be placing orders get their Model 3s.
Tesla may look to further improve the Model 3 production down the line in order to fill all of the orders that it already has for the car and all of the new orders that will now be coming in from customers who didn’t reserve one initially.