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    Posted on Apr 2, 2016

    8 Reasons Why Everyone's Freaking Out About That Tesla 3

    The future is here and it plugs into your wall.

    232,000 pre-orders of the Tesla 3 have been made since it was unveiled on Thursday night.

    Like, people were really freaking excited about it.

    So in case you're wondering, here's why:

    1. The base cost of a Tesla 3 is $35,000, and many of the people reserving theirs will get a $7,500 tax credit. (Bringing the total to $27,500 if you get that credit.)

    The IRS gives the credit to the first 200,000 electric vehicles sold.

    2. And a regular Tesla Model S starts at $70,000, just for comparison.

    3. When the car is fully charged, it has a range of 215 miles, whereas most electric vehicles can go 60 to 100 miles on average.

    4. According to the company, the car can hit zero to 60 mph in less than six seconds. Which is pretty damn fast.

    5. Autopilot comes standard with the Tesla 3, which means the car can steer itself to stay in the lanes, change lanes, automatically turn on headlights, avoid road hazards, and even park itself. (!!!)

    6. There's a 15-inch touchscreen display in the prototype that will likely be very similar to what customers receive.

    It's basically like an iPad, but for your car, and there's a noticeable absence of buttons on the steering wheel as a result.

    7. Not to mention that by putting down the $1,000 deposit for the car, you're in no way obligated to actually buy the car. Meaning that if you change your mind at some point while waiting, you can cancel and get a full refund.

    So it's not a big surprise that there are all those reservations, since it's a pretty low-risk option.

    8. Also, the car is just really pretty.

    Like, show me the lie.

    Happy waiting, everyone who made that reservation!

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