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.