The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most anticipated vehicles in recent memory, with nearly 400,000 pre-orders and counting for the release late 2017 of this affordable EV sedan. The unprecedented demand for the vehicle increases pressure on Tesla to complete its Gigafactory in Nevada in time to produce enough batteries and sort out issues at its Fremont, California vehicle assembly line. The format for the battery used in the Model 3 is 21/70, which is different than the 18/650 used in the Models S and X.
Unlike or the luxury models where the supercharger network is free, the Tesla Model 3 owner will pay for using the service. It is rumored that the model would be available in a performance package with Ludicrous Mode. The $35,000 price tag is before applying the federal tax incentives; the challenge though is the federal tax incentive is being phased out from mid-2018.