“…But there is a wait: Musk said production isn’t scheduled to start until 2020, and production deadlines at Tesla have traditionally been optimistic. You can reserve one now for $50,000 towards the $200,000 base price – or get one of the first 1,000 Founders Series models with more performance and an asking price of $250,000 that has to be paid now.”
If you read the article, it starts at $200k. Its not the model 3. In any case, we povs cant afford a model 3, either.
I would have bought a REva back in 200x (cant remember the year, exactly) at around $15k, and I would have been over the moon to have a fully electric car. Never really understood why our government refused to allow its import. Except, of course, it was not one of the Big Brands and didnt come from the US, Japan, or Korea.