AP Photo/Ng Han GuanYou will be able to claim Tesla's next car for a deposit of just $1,000.
CEO Elon Musk announced the reservation price early Thursday morning via Twitter. He also said that Tesla stores would begin accepting the $1,000 reservations for the Model 3 beginning March 31st and April 1st.
To put that pricing into perspective, consumers can currently place an order for the $80,000 Model X for a deposit of $5,000. The Model S requires a $2,500 deposit.
Model 3 reservations ($1000 down) will be accepted in Tesla stores on March 31 and online April 1— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 11, 2016
No signature series for Model 3. Same reservation amount for all.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 11, 2016