Tesla recently announced its much-anticipated Model 3 – its first mass-market vehicle. You’ll be able to reserve one on March 31st for a small fee of $1,000, which varies on your location (and, what you consider a small fee). But, given the global amounts of anticipation building for the Model 3, it could be well worth jumping on the bandwagon and making a reservation before you miss out.
Here are 5 things to think about, if you are on the fence about reserving a Model 3:
Not only is an electric car a great way to save money, but it’s also an opportunity to contribute towards a healthier environment. Electric cars are 100% eco-friendly since they run on electrically powered engines. Plus, rumor has it that the Model 3 will be 20% smaller than the Model S, allowing it to travel more than 200 miles on one electric charge.
Unlike its current models-the Model S and Model X-the Model 3 is reasonably priced at $35,000, making it way more affordable for most drivers. This is part of why there is so much anticipation, as the price point is attracting new customers that could not afford previous Tesla models.
Not sold on the size? The company also recently announced plans to make the Model 3 a family-with both sedan and crossover variants.
Depending on where you live, you could even knock a few thousand dollars off the price due to tax incentives in some states for electric vehicles. Purchasing a plug-in hybrid or electric car can benefit from a tax credit, which varies depending on the size of the car’s battery.
Though Tesla has not released any official details on the design, people expect it to contain some of their signature features, such as a 17-inch dashboard display and their Autopilot software, which contains some self-driving features. Self-driving cars are becoming increasingly popular, and if you’re into the idea, the Model 3 could be your chance to have that feature.
If you’ve decided you want to reserve a Model 3, you can do so by visiting your local Tesla store, or making a reservation online.