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Tesla Will Limit Configurations On Model 3

Tesla Will Limit Configurations On Model 3

Tesla has some rather lofty production goals with the upcoming Model 3 sedan. So much so, the electric automaker is going to limit the amount of different configurations buyers and choose from with the Model 3. The effort is unquestionably one that is centered on streamlining production, both for efficiency and to emphasize the Model S as the higher-end sedan.

Electric vehicle block Electrek came across a sales chart associated with the Model 3 and found it to be significantly simplified over the Model S. In fact, there are fewer than 100 possible configurations of the Model 3, whereas the Model S can be fitted with over 1,500 combinations of options.

Instead, Tesla is going to limit the amount of wheel and color options on the Model 3. Additionally, expect options to be bundled into packages. Perhaps the biggest change comes in the battery department: Model S offers 75, 90 and 100-kWh battery pack options. At first glance it appears the Model 3 won’t have so many battery options. Previous rumors have suggested the Model 3 will have two battery pack options.

The chart–which compares to the Model 3 to the Model S–appears to position the Model 3 as a more inferior option over the Model S. While that will be true from a price point perspective, it almost appears the company wants to push its retail centers to try hard to up-sell Model 3 buyers to the Model S instead.  Again, not entirely surprising.

 





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. Andrew_L
    WishIhadatruck
    Makes perfect sense, if they want to stand a chance at being successful with the production volumes they are forecasting.


    Not only that but it will help keep costs down
    WishIhadatruck
    Makes perfect sense, if they want to stand a chance at being successful with the production volumes they are forecasting.
    2b2
    ...a sales chart associated with the Model 3 and found it to be significantly simplified over the Model S. In fact, there are fewer than 100 possible configurations of the Model 3, whereas the Model S can be fitted with over 1,500 combinations of options...


    @ Tesla

    since my frequent mantra is
    "CHOICE is the greatest Luxury"
    I see no reason their mass-market model (III) even-Should offer more choice than absolutely necessary

    esp AT FIRST

    they can always add variants when they see what is wanted (quantifiable) by the buyers

    ...the biggest change comes in the battery department: Model S offers 75, 90 and 100-kWh battery pack options. At first glance it appears the Model 3 won't have so many battery options. Previous rumors have suggested the Model 3 will have two battery pack options...


    DUH

    the 100kWh won't FIT in the Model III
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