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Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan


Tesla Model 3 Photos Flooding Instagram — Florida, Texas, New York, Ohio (+ Interesting Employee Car Agreement Details Leaked)

October 23rd, 2017 by  

In the past month, we’ve gotten multiple reports of Tesla Model 3s rolling around the streets of Florida, Texas, New York, and even Canada. Tesla staff, SpaceX staff, and reportedly Tesla engineers at certain stores needing to get familiar with the cars have been receiving early units. I finally decided to go grab some Model 3 spy shots from Instagram in order to share the excitement here … and I discovered that numerous new Model 3 photos and videos have been hitting instagram in the past several hours, including a video of a Model 3 parking itself and a video of a Model 3 with the “rainbow road” Easter egg activated (my favorite of all the great Tesla Easter eggs).

On the side, I also received a leak of a portion of the employee agreement that must be signed when buying the Model 3 (well, when configuring the car and paying the $2500 down payment). The agreement includes a particularly interesting line on what Tesla can do if the employee tries to monkey around and quickly part ways with the car for some extra cash. Scroll down to the bottom for details — I think you can guess one result, but the other was an interesting surprise for me.

Below are 25 instagram pics and videos of new Tesla Model 3 beauties snapped rolling along the street, parked and looking cool, in a Tesla store being delivered to their happy customers, etc.  Before the instagram fun, though, here’s a picture one of our readers apparently shot and shared in a comment thread here on CleanTechnica (unfortunately, I can’t remember what thread it was or who shared it):

The car looks huge there. I checked multiple times to make sure it wasn’t a Model X. 😀

Here are the recent hot shots from instagram for some more eye candy:

Congrats @trauts6‼️ #Tesla #Model3 🚗🔋🔌

A post shared by Tesla NY (@teslanewyork) on

First Model 3 in Ohio. #Tesla #Model3 #ModelII

A post shared by Sarah Woody (@sarahaubrey) on

Parallel Parking #tesla #teslamodel3 #model3

A post shared by 3 (@model3guy) on

Cool! First #Tesla #model3 I’ve seen out in the wild #teslamodel3

A post shared by Mr. Ferlie (@mrferlie) on

故乡才可以这么时尚 #tesla#model3

A post shared by 梁正好Calvin Liang (@awesomecl) on

First delivery of #Tesla #Model3 in #NYC @teslamotors @elonmusk

A post shared by Dan Wettlaufer (@danwettlaufer) on

Tesla Model 3 in front of our Walnut Creek showroom. Photo courtesy of @lilguybabyeli #tesla #model3

A post shared by ☠️Ryan Torres☠️ (@ryantorres) on

Model 3 in front of our showroom! #Tesla #model3 #blackbeauty

A post shared by Matt Porter (@bayareagearhead) on

One more from today. #model3 #tesla #fanboy

A post shared by Andrew Mellenger (@mellenger) on

The EV-olution is beginning, one Model 3 at a time #Tesla #Model3 #EV

A post shared by Matthew Skewes (@math4us) on

Saw my first Tesla Model 3 😍 #tesla #model3 #northbay #marin #california

A post shared by Mason Chance (@masonchance) on

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. #model3 #inthewild

A post shared by Hrishikesh Marathe (@hrishirich11) on


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Oh yeah, here’s the section of the employee car agreement that is particularly interesting to anyone looking to sell or buy an early staff-bought vehicle:

The fact that a Tesla or SpaceX employee could be fired for trying to profit on an early Model 3 reservation isn’t a surprise, but I didn’t anticipate that Tesla would actually “reduce or disable certain functionality” in a vehicle that was quickly flipped. That’s a rather effective way of squashing any demand for an early “used Model 3.”

Find other hot pics or videos of the Model 3? Drop them in the comments!

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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.

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