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Tesla Model 3 will be unveiled on March 31

by Brandon Russell | February 10, 2016February 10, 2016 1:41 pm PDT

Tesla’s first affordable EV, the Model 3, will be shown off on March 31—a Thursday. Mind you, this isn’t when the car will actually be available to purchase. It’ll just be the first official date the public will get to see what Tesla is working on.

There are reportedly two new vehicles being built atop the automaker’s more affordable EV platform, though we won’t know for sure if the Model 3 will have a partner until the end of next month. The Model 3 was in the news earlier this week following reports claiming the vehicle could be as cheap as $25,000 after incentives.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has previously said that 2017 will be the year consumers can purchase the Model 3, and we’ll likely hear more details about release plans at the automaker’s event in March. Of course, Chevy has plans to release its own affordable EV at the end of this year, which could put a big damper on Tesla’s own plans of affordable EV dominance.

We’ll see whether the Model 3, which should get drivers around 200 miles of range, will be worth the wait next month.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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