Nearly 150K advanced orders placed for Tesla 3 models

The new electric cars are $35,000, half the cost of other Tesla models.

The new electric cars are $35,000, half the cost of other Tesla models.

The new electric cars are $35,000, half the cost of other Tesla models. (4/1/16)

Hours after the rollout of the new Tesla 3 models last night, the company says it received almost 150,000 advance orders.

The Model 3 is Tesla's fourth all-electric car and it's most affordable, starting at $35,000 minus federal tax incentives. 

AAA's Robert Sinclair says the enormous number of deposits for the car is unprecedented.

The car can drive 215 miles on a single charge. It seats five adults and goes 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds.

Delivery isn't expected until late 2017, and possibly 2018 on the East Coast.

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