Tesla Model 3 lines are the new iPhone lines

A Tesla line in Dublin, California

Eager, die-hard Tesla fans spanning Australia, Asia, Europe and the U.S. are waiting in line this morning (a la Apple) to put a $ 1,000 deposit on the upcoming $ 35,000 Model 3, a car nobody outside the company has ever seen before.

At the time of writing, over 100 people — physicians, bankers, engineers, existing Tesla owners, etc — were waiting in line at Tesla’s Dublin, California showroom to put down a deposit on the long-awaited car, which isn’t expected to ship until at least next year.

Here’s a look at the line, courtesy of technology evangelist and writer Robert Scoble. The car is expected to be unveiled tonight at 8:30 p.m. PT.