Tesla Model 3 is once again making all the headlines. Tesla has premiered their Model 3 display cars at 4 of their showrooms around the country which are San Diago, Newport Beach, Washington, DC, and Scottsdale. As more and more people get to check out the Model 3, Tesla is also expanding its configuration invitations beyond the first day reservation holders. Granted that right now all configurations are offered to current Tesla owners who live in the United States. However, it is also a known fact that there were over 100,000 reservations made for Tesla Model 3 in its first day. Even if we narrow that number down to Tesla owners who live in the US it still seems odd that only 2,000 to 4,000 cars have been delivered those owners before moving on to the next batch.
There was also some reports by former Tesla employees that are claiming that Tesla Model 3 issues are far from over due to production issues that go back as late as December of last year. Those ex employees claim that the battery packs will have issues because they were put together by hand and the quality control employees were hired in a rush and not properly trained. So far Tesla has been able to control their quality issues of both Model S and Model X first batches of cars that were also partially assembled by hand, and therefore it doesn’t seem that this will be any different or worse.
Lastly, Tesla is rolling out an over-the-air update to Model 3 owners that will improve the quality of the backup camera which is probably one of my least favorite features in the Model 3 due to its very poor quality.