Tesla Motors says worldwide orders for its new lower-priced Model 3 electric car have hit 325,000. CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter Thursday that the number is still rising.
Over 325k cars or ~$14B in preorders in first week. Only 5% ordered max of two, suggesting low levels of speculation.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 7, 2016
Customers must put down $1,000 to order the cars, which start at $35,000 and have a range of 215 miles per charge. The deposits are refundable.