Tesla Motors unveiled its new Model 3 electric car last night, its first electric vehicle aimed at average car buyers. The Model 3 will cost $35,000, about half that of Tesla’s two current models, the luxury Model S and the Model X crossover.

It will seat five, go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds, and have a range of at least 215 miles per charge. People lined up yesterday at Tesla showrooms around the country, where customers could make reservations for a Model 3 car for a refundable $1,000. CEO Elon Musk said that pre-orders had hit 115,000 by the time the car was revealed. The Model 3 will start delivery to customers in late 2017.

– D. & J.


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