Tesla Model 3 online preorders are now live

Tesla is now taking preorders on its website for its wildly anticipated Model 3, the company’s more affordable electric car that’s expected to sell in much higher volumes than the existing Model S and X. Brick-and-mortar Tesla locations have been taking deposits (at a very healthy rate, it seems) since this morning, so anyone who waited is going to be down the list a bit.

And despite all that, we still haven’t even seen the car, which will be unveiled this evening around 8:30PM PT / 11:30PM ET at an event outside Los Angeles. Online preorders were originally scheduled to kick off after the event, but concerns about server overloading led the company to change the plan.

Preordering gets you a spot in line, but there are…

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