Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Is the Tesla Model3 everywhere now???

I went from seeing maybe 3 of them in the past year.
To, all of a sudden, seeing at least 2 or 4 every day now!

I know they are finally producing more cars. But all of a sudden, they seems to be everywhere. I just saw 3 of then today!

Tesla is planning to stop production for about a week this month. In order to fix some assembly line problems.
But they also claim they then will be able to produce 6000 cars a week by the end of June.
6000 a week!
Tha's 24 000 a month.
Which would be 288 000 a year! (Without counting any other increase in production)

288 000 a year is more than a lot of other popular models. Like the  Nissan Altima or Hyundai Elantra and Sonata . And way more than the Toyota Prius. Or any other Hybrid and EVs for that matter.

I really like the Model 3. But a few things would actually prevent me from getting one.
Like the "black only" interior. (At least for now) And the fact that all (I mean ALL) the commands are on that center tablet. I am really not sure I could get used to it. (But who knows...)
And.... I don't really need a 4 door car anyway.


What do you think?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had high hopes for this car, but the design is the #1 thing preventing me from getting one. The front end (especially the headlights) kill me. It's like no thought went into designing it. The rear reminds me of the previous generation Mazda 3. And the interior looks like a $12,000 compact sedan. It really needs some gauges and buttons.

I'm still in the market for a $35k - 40k "green" car and honestly am considering the Camry Hybrid over this. Sadly, I think the Camry is far more appealing aesthetically.

Anonymous said...

If you're In the Bay Area you’ve been seeing lots of model 3’s every day for several months now. I’m not a huge fan of the styling which compared to the Model S is sort of what Khloe is to Kim. But the interior is what has people checking out the 3 with its iPad only layout. At last a futuristic interior on something besides a concept car!

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen one yet. Lol

Anonymous said...

Where I live you can count the number of Teslas you see in a week on one hand with fingers left over. Model 3s? Might as well be nonexistent.

Anonymous said...

Funny, I just saw my first one less than two hours ago in the Wash. DC metro area. It was gray, with black interior, and still with temporary tags. I guess they are making some progress with production.

Tard said...

Only in the deluded minds of California is California "everywhere."
It's not, trust me.

Dave In Canada said...

I love the concept of this car but it's a first year model, there will be quality bugs to work out. Tesla is running before they can walk. Though demand clearly is there, pushing cars into the market that have quality issues will tarnish their reputation. I would choose a Nissan Leaf over this as it has been on the market for 8 years now and the bugs have been worked out.

Anonymous said...

for some reason the front of the Tesla 3 reminds me of Daisy Duck (the disney character).....I just can't seem to get the image out of my head.....LOL

JohnC said...

I saw one in Orlando for the first time last week. S and X models are spotted in multiples daily and several live in my neighborhood. Big sellers in my part of town. After those initial issues with the falcon doors, the X seems to be really popular.

Vince Burlapp said...

So true about Daisy Duck!! I never though of it.