UPDATE: According to Musk, by Monday morning NZ time, Tesla had received over 276,000 preorders of the Model 3. That's over US$10 billion of future purchases. For a car that no-one has seen and doesn't ship until the end of next year.
I hate to use Gladwellisms, but, could the Model 3 be electric cars' tipping point?
today Friday, Tesla will open (or just opened i f you're reading later) online orders on it's new Model 3 and, for the first time, is accepting orders from New Zealand.
Tesla inventor/CEO Elon Musk announced the news on Twitter:
Adding several more countries to Model 3 order page tonight. Check for details, but will include India, Brazil, SA, SK, NZ, Sing & Ireland.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2016
Rod Drury was certainly excited ...
Whaaaat! Tesla in NZ!!!! Need an X https://t.co/GcBuxS6ce7— Rod Drury (@roddrury) March 31, 2016
.. and replied to Musk ...
@elonmusk New Zealand. Wooohooo!! Can we have X's as well please?? Rock on.— Rod Drury (@roddrury) March 31, 2016
... who replied to Drury ...
@roddrury X and S will also be available— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2016
... which got Drury understandably excited ...
@elonmusk I will have your babies— Rod Drury (@roddrury) March 31, 2016