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A Reddit user seems to have chanced upon a Tesla Model 3 being test driven around San Matteo. You You Xue's photos give us an unprecedented glimpse of the car that could change the way the world thinks about electric vehicles.

New photos of the Tesla Model 3 — the most anticipated electric car of the decade, if not all time — have been leaked by You You Xue, who claimed on Reddit that Xue came across the new model randomly in San Matteo, and “jumped straight out of the car and started snapping photos!” The car is due to be launched sometime this year.

Side View. Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue
Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue / Reddit

Tesla has been extremely secretive about the project, going as far as to camouflage and cover the vehicle in every road test it has conducted to date.

The Model 3's dashboard and steering wheel. Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue
Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue / Reddit

The photos show us the interior of Tesla’s upcoming vehicle, including its dashboard with a 43-cm (17-inch) display, the steering wheel, charging ports, and wheels.

Dashboard display of the Model 3. Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue
Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue / Reddit

This has been the latest piece of information in a series of exciting updates concerning the Model 3. We know what the robots that will build the cars look like, that it will have an updated autonomous mode, and that production of the battery cell has begun at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.

Charging port of the Model 3. Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue
Image Credit: You You Xue @youyouxue / Reddit

At this point, 2017 looks to be the year of Elon Musk, who is pushing the boundaries of almost any industry he enters: from space rockets, to solar panels, to autonomous vehicles — the sky seems to be the limit for the modern technological prophet.