Tesla bids to lure many more buyers into electric cars with its new, 5-passenger Model 3.

Unveiled March 31 during an invitation-only event at the automaker’s design studio in Hawthorne, CA, the long-anticipated EV will have a $35,000 starting price point before tax breaks, a single-charge range of at least 215 miles (346 km), 5-star safety ratings across the board and autonomous safety features, the automaker promises. Deliveries are to begin in late 2017.

The car will be able to use Tesla’s nearly 4,000 “destination” electric chargers at shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and other locations away from the owner’s home; that number is to quadruple by next year. The Model 3 also will have access to the automaker’s global network of superchargers, on track to grow from today’s 3,600 at more than 600 stations to more than 7,000 next year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms free supercharging will be standard with all Model 3s. The automaker says 30 minutes of supercharging generates 170 miles (274 km) of range, generally enough to reach the next station if needed.

Supercharging is vital to the Tesla experience, Musk says, because “it gives you freedom of travel.

 “You will be able to go virtually anywhere,” he says, adding that because Tesla onboard chargers can adapt to any electricity supply internationally, “anywhere you go in the world, where there’s electricity you will be able to charge.”

The Model 3 has a front and rear trunk as well as elegantly rounded exterior contours and an interior that provides maximum legroom for front- and rear-seat passengers by pulling the car’s computer control screen out and away from the front console.

Guests cheer as Musk confirms a 7-ft. (2.1-m) surfboard could fit inside the car.