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Tesla Model 3 preorders climb to 276,000

Kai Ryssdal Apr 4, 2016
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Customers wait in line to put a $1,000 deposit on the as yet unseen Tesla Model 3, outside the Tesla store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, on March 31, 2016. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Final Note

Tesla Model 3 preorders climb to 276,000

Kai Ryssdal Apr 4, 2016
Customers wait in line to put a $1,000 deposit on the as yet unseen Tesla Model 3, outside the Tesla store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California, on March 31, 2016. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
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More than 276,000 people put down deposits of $1,000 cash for a Tesla Model 3 this weekend, the Los Angeles Times reported. That’s $276 million into Tesla’s coffers just days after the electric car company unveiled its $30,000 car.

No interest due, no payments to make, no nothing — the money just landed in their lap. Kind of brilliant, right? Now he’s just got to build the thing.

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