PALO ALTO, California — Tesla Motors released a teaser photo of the 2017 Tesla Model 3, the electric carmaker's first affordable vehicle for the middle class, ahead of a March 31 introduction.
A blacked-out version of the $35,000 Model 3 is positioned next to the Tesla Model S sedan and Tesla Model X SUV in the photo.
No new details about the Model 3 were provided.
The company isn't expected to start deliveries of the car until 2017.
Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Model 3 reservations will be accepted in Tesla stores on March 31 and online April 1. Buyers must put down a $1,000 deposit.
Musk predicted the car will be "really well received."
It joins a growing list of electric vehicles with affordable price tags, including the upcoming 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, BMW i3 and Nissan Leaf.
Edmunds says: The countdown clock has started for one of the most exciting EV introductions of the year.