On March 31st, Tesla Motors will finally unveil its much-anticipated Model 3 in a live event at the company’s Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, CA. Although the event is invite-only, you can still get a first look at the future of electric vehicles even if you’re not one of the 650 lucky guests selected by a random lottery. The company will be live streaming the event beginning at 8:30 pm Pacific on their website.
While Tesla has made a few details public, including the fact that the sedan will retail for about $35,000 and be able to drive 200 miles on a single charge, this will be the first time the company unveils the new model. On the same day, the company will also open up reservations for the Model 3. Prospective owners can either visit their local Tesla store when it opens on March 31st to add their name to the list, or visit Tesla.com at the start of the livestream. Existing Tesla owners will be prioritized over first-time buyers and will receive higher spots in the queue.
Thus this month’s event could include details on some of Tesla’s other vehicles in development — last fall, Elon Musk accidentally hinted at the existence of the mysterious Model Y, and Tesla Motors fans have been waiting with baited breath to hear more. The reveal came when Musk was answering questions on Twitter about the Model 3.
While there’s been speculation about the Model Y, nothing has been formally confirmed by the company. In fact, Musk quickly deleted the tweet mentioning the new vehicle, though not before his followers were able to snap a screenshot of the tweet. It seems likely that the the Model Y will be a crossover based on the Model 3 design.
According to Tesla engineering VP Chris Porritt, the Tesla Model 3 is a platform with many potential offshoots. In addition to the rumored crossover model, it’s also possible Tesla could expand the family of vehicles to include other options, potentially including a lower-cost SUV in the vein of the Model X.