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Tesla’s Model 3 Already Has 180,000 Reservations

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Tesla’s Model 3 car drew huge numbers of reservations ahead of its official launch, an auspicious start for the car that aims to make driving electric go mainstream.

The Model 3 received 134,000 reservations on Thursday—it was unveiled that evening—Bloomberg reports, each with a $1,000 deposit. On Friday, after the car was revealed, Tesla Chairman Elon Musk announced 46,000 more reservations.

According to MONEY, this accounts for more than the total number of Tesla cars sold to date, and even more than the sales of all electric cars in 2015.

At $35,000, the Model 3 is Tesla’s lowest-priced car. It is scheduled to go on sale at the end of 2017.

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