Musk also noted Sunday that the California-based electric-vehicle maker had taken 276,000 reservations since the Model 3 went on sale Thursday. Tesla had taken 180,000 reservations, complete with a $1,000 refundable deposit, within the first 24 hours of Model 3's availability. Those first-day orders averaged $42,000 a pop. If no buyers back out, Tesla may have north of $11 billion in revenue heading its way as the Model 3 starts deliveries. Indeed, the combination of a stylish sedan that can go 215 miles on a single charge, run from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds and cost as "little" as $35,000 appeared to do the trick.
On that note, Musk tweeted Saturday a "token of appreciation" for people who camped out in front of Tesla stores, noting that he thought "maybe 20-30 people per store would line up, not 800. Gifts on order."
No word on how much the Model 3's all-wheel-drive option will cost. Regardless, Musk seemed to hint at further announcements for Model 3 features, noting that "we really will have more cow bells." Or maybe he's just a Will Ferrell fan. But we're thinking more options.