Tesla Model 3 Going on Display at Palo Alto Showroom

Tesla Model 3 Going on Display at Palo Alto Showroom

Visitors to Tesla's store in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto and Century City Mall in Los Angeles, core markets for first Model 3 deliveries, will have the opportunity to view, sit in, and experience the much-talked-about mass-market electric auto. The public - including prospective buyers and those who have already put down $1,000 deposits for the auto - will be able to see it, and check out the interior, indefinitely at Stanford Shopping Center and Century City Mall in Los Angeles starting Friday.

Tesla says that it is starting where they have a high concentration of reservation holders and Los Angeles and the Bay Area are two of its biggest markets.

Tesla says it hopes that putting the Model 3 on display at its stores will give customers a chance to experience the vehicle while they wait to take delivery. That's coming later, the company said in a press release. The other is at the company's showroom in Century City, near Los Angeles.

More news: 'I Probably Have A Very Good Relationship With Kim Jong Un'
More news: Nancy Pelosi: 'Five White Guys' Are Working on Immigration Reform
More news: Colorado homelessness programs to receive $30.6 million in federal grants

For holders of reservations for the production-delayed Model 3, the company's move to put it on display may echo the Greek myth of Tantalus, a starving king condemned to stand with a bounty of fruit just out of reach. It produced only 260 Model 3s out of the projected 1,500 in the third quarter of 2017. Tesla has stated that it began manufacturing Solar Roof tiles last month at its gigafactory in Buffalo, New York. It marks the first time the Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker is bringing the Model 3 to its retail store for public consumption, a sign that Tesla is prepared for the expected increase to its already sizable preorder count for the electric compact.

The Model 3 is Tesla's first offering in the entry level luxury segment.

Despite the lag, the company set a sales record for 2017, delivering 101,312 Model S and Model X vehicles alone during the year - the first time Tesla crossed the 100,000-vehicles-sold benchmark in 14 years. University of MI researchers have just published a report concluding that across the USA, the average annual cost of fueling a gas-powered vehicle is $1,117, while power for an electric vehicle costs $485.

Related Articles

  • Bears rent Chiefs offensive coordinator as new coach

    Bears rent Chiefs offensive coordinator as new coach

    Helfrich becomes the second coordinator to be hired after the Bears named Chris Tabor as special teams coordinator on Wednesday. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter , the Bears will hire former University of OR head coach as their new offensive coordinator.

    Gameday: Klay Returns, Steph Sits to Start Warriors' Five-game Road Trip

    This invites trouble against the Bucks , who are sixth percentage of forced turnovers and eighth in converting them into points. In two meetings against Antetokounmpo last season, Green helped hold him to a combined 14-for-37 (37.8 percent) shooting.
    Moyo abandoned his family at Mugabe's home: Charamba

    Moyo abandoned his family at Mugabe's home: Charamba

    He says the situation has changed in Zimbabwe since 2013, when a new constitution was enacted. It had been thought that he had fled to Kenya - where his wife is originally from.
  • Will there ever be a 'Game Of Thrones' revival?

    Will there ever be a 'Game Of Thrones' revival?

    It also sounds as if all of the proposed shows are still in early stages, meaning they still have to be finalized, cast, and shot. Just like with season eight, we're willing to wait, but we don't like it.
    Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is NOT dead

    Transgender Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton is NOT dead

    Of transitioning, she said: "It's hard, nobody will choose to go through the hardest path". On the show, she said: "I regretted it as soon as I had it".
    None Injured In Echo Arena Carpark Blaze

    None Injured In Echo Arena Carpark Blaze

    Liverpool city council set up temporary accommodation for people who were unable to travel home after their auto was destroyed. A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson added: "The fire is ongoing but has been contained to the auto park".
  • This Is The Fashion Advice That Kate Middleton Has Given Meghan Markle

    This Is The Fashion Advice That Kate Middleton Has Given Meghan Markle

    The Duchess of Cambridge had a slightly earlier start than her husband as she visited the Reach Academy Feltham in west London. Kate proudly shared the pictures she took from the big day with the world via Kensington Palace.
    United States  issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

    United States issues fresh travel advisory to its citizens

    Several European countries that are popular with American tourists were put at the Tier 2 level due to risks related to terrorism. Slovakia is a safe country and people travelling there need only take normal precautions.
    Oil prices climb on falling inventories

    Oil prices climb on falling inventories

    Domestic demand was also higher: USA product supplied for crude oil and petroleum products was at the highest level since 2007. Nevertheless, despite the Opec-led output cuts, the goal of rebalancing supply and demand in the oil market remained elusive.
  • Diet Coke gets biggest makeover ever in bid to restore cachet

    Diet Coke gets biggest makeover ever in bid to restore cachet

    Almost a year ago Coca-Cola revealed a new "one brand" marketing approach to counteract the brand's diluted presence on shelf. In spite of these new changes, Coca-Cola says that the recipe for its classic Diet Coke has not been reformulated.
    Farmers' income, jobs among PM Modi's agenda in FY18

    Farmers' income, jobs among PM Modi's agenda in FY18

    Kumar also added that the National Medical Commission Bill was supported by all the experts including doctors. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley thanked the participants for their thought-provoking suggestions.
    Meryl Streep offered to sit on Mariah Carey's lap

    Meryl Streep offered to sit on Mariah Carey's lap

    She laughed about knowing so much about Carell, that she spotted his wife before she even noticed the actor. The 35-year-old singer is clutching her stomach she's so nervous and excited about the encounter.