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Tesla Creates 'Golden Ticket' Contest for 12 Model 3 Owners

Who needs a Willy Wonka chocolate bar when you can drive a Tesla?

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    Tesla Creates 'Golden Ticket' Contest for 12 Model 3 Owners
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    In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Tesla Model S cars are shown in the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.

    Who needs a Willy Wonka chocolate bar when you can drive a Tesla?

    The Fremont, California company quietly created a “Golden Ticket” drawing for the 150,000 Model 3 reservation holders who placed a pre-order during the first day and randomly selected 12 winners to receive an all-expense paid trip to on July 29 the Gigafactory Grand Opening in Reno, Nevada, Electrek first reported on Thursday.

    The site obtained one of the dozen emails sent to the lucky winners. The Model 3, which is expected out in late 2017, is starting at $35,000 and promises 215 miles of range per charge and can speed up from zero to 60 mph in under 6 seconds.

    Tesla confirmed the offer was real in an email to Elecktrek.

    The Verge reported that a number of Tesla VIPS have been invited to the party, but have to pay their own way.

    The Reno Gigafactory produces lithium ion battery packs for Tesla cars.

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