Tesla Fans Prepare to Camp Out at Stores for the Model 3

Prepare to see long lines at Tesla stores worldwide on March 31st

Just one week before the official Model 3 unveiling, fans are already organizing camp out gatherings at Tesla stores across the world with high hopes on snagging an early reservation number. A spreadsheet created by a Model S owner has begun circulating across the forum community with the simple goal of connecting people that intend on visiting the same Tesla store location.

With Model 3 hysteria at an all time high following the Tesla announcement that less than 800 people will witness the live unveiling of its affordable mass market electric vehicle, both existing owners and those looking forward to becoming a Tesla owner are coming together in the “camp out spreadsheet – some offering to bring donuts and coffee to the early risers. Perhaps the most extreme of cases are fans near the Tesla store in Montreal, Canada. They intend on camping out as much as two days ahead of the official March 31st 10am reservation opening.

Mad Hungarian from the TMC forum writes, “The Montreal staff has told me they now estimate overnighters will be into the hundreds, I assume the scene at our store will be one of the biggest. I hope we see this level of commitment in at least a few other cities to get the desired media buzz!”

Tesla Energy Event at Hawthorne, CA on April, 2015

The reason for such enthusiasm and dedication to be first in line may have a drastic upside. An early or late reservation number can mean the difference between a half a year, or worst case, over a year longer in wait time than someone with an early reservation number. Your chances of becoming an early owner of Tesla’s fourth production vehicle, said to have an entry price of $35,000 and capable of traveling 200 miles on a single charge, will largely depend on your Model 3 reservation number but also the configuration of the vehicle.

Tesla’s Model 3 unveil will be available on live stream beginning at 8:30pm Pacific March 31, during which time the company will also open online reservations for the vehicle. If you intend on lining up at a Tesla store that morning, please be sure to join in on the fun by adding your info to the Model 3 camp out spreadsheet.

Source: Cleantechnica



Author: Gene

Ex-Hot Rod junkie tinkering with anything and everything that had at least 400 cui and capable of smoking a set of fresh rubber at the drop of a dime. Same junkie for tire smoke, 100% electric convert, addicted to solar generated electricity.

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  • levonbarta15@gmail.com

    I think there is so many more people interested in this car then many realize..

    • Max Pelletier

      campers will have it in 2018, late store reservers will have it end of 2018 to mid 2019,
      first million online orders will have it between mid 2019 to 2021… I’ll be at the store.

      • TomK

        A million reservations??? If that’s really the case, I’m sure Tesla would immediately announce to build two more factories (plus Gigafactory) in Europe and China.

      • Max Pelletier

        Look at it this way: Elon has over 3.5 millions followers on twitter, and the cashdown deposit os not much more than what people pay for the newest ipad in line on release day. The commitment is in two years. So, about a milion online reservations maybe not on the first day, but it’s not far fetched.

        That’s my view.

      • TomK

        That would be truly awesome, but I won’t bet my reservation fee on it. Anyhow, we will know more in just seven days…

      • josef novak

        Tesla is already considering built 2nd gigafactory in Europe 😉

  • levonbarta15@gmail.com

    I think there is so many more people interested in this car then many realize..

  • Taylor Marks

    Obviously the whole reason Tesla is allowing preorders to start 12 hours before the press event is so:

    #1 – Thursday morning news can talk about how there are lines of hundreds of people outside each of Tesla’s stores. This leads to more people being aware of Tesla’s press event in the evening and tuning in than would otherwise.

    #2 – The press event can start with a statement along the following lines: “We’ve had more reservations placed in the last 12 hours than we’ve sold cars in the last 12 years! And we haven’t even shown anyone the car yet!”

    (Alternatively just mention the huge number of reservations. Or maybe mention both.)

    • Snielsss

      Great isn’t it? 🙂

  • RussellJ

    Charlotte-Matthews, NC

  • Curtis Weakley

    I’m heading to the store for sure!!

  • rsexton

    They will limit the reservations as they have a limit they can produce. However if successful it seems plausible that some scaling up will commence as resources and money allow. It means that the initial reservations may fill rather quickly.

    • brunurb

      they limited to 2 reservations per person, but they would not limit the total number of reservations. why would they? That would just annoy people who want to reserve, but can’t get to the store or online fast enough, and prevent Tesla from getting a $1000 interest-free loan from those people. It just means that those people who aren’t early enough will have to wait 6 months or a year longer.