Looking to bring high-end electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors has unveiled the Model 3. The $35,000 car seats five and will allegedly be good for zero to sixty miles per hour in less than six seconds. The base model will have a 215 mile range, more than double the range of other electric cars on a single charge.
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has promised the Model 3 will achieve five-star safety ratings in every category and will include autopilot-style safety features.
Although the car is expected to start being delivered at the end of 2017, over 100,000 people have already staked their claim by putting down the refundable $1,000 deposit. Tesla is aiming to make the Model 3 the first mainstream electric car and is well on its way as the average sale price of a car in the US in 2015 lands at $33,000, very comparable to its $35,000 price tag.