Tesla news is always exciting. Whether it’s the number of deliveries in a particular quarter, new Tesla product releases, how international audiences are responding to the Tesla phenomenon, rumors about Tesla employees’ discontent, or supercharger access, Tesla news always gets us fired up. This week was no different. The company that has captured our imaginations about what the future of sustainable living and transportation can look like, Tesla is often identified as the most innovative company in our midst.
And why not? Tesla news constantly includes headlines about the future-is-now energy-producing technologies and modes of transportation. They’ve improved their current line of vehicles, added to their catalog in 2017 with the Model 3, deepened their renewable energy impacts with the acquisition of SolarCity (albeit at financial risk), assisted Puerto Rico to regain electrical power access, and unveiled alternative electric-powered transportation the Tesla Semi or the far-out idea of the Hyperloop. Tesla has consistently moved closer and closer to the truly sustainable future that Elon Musk envisions for the world. And the marketplace has
always generally responded positively.
So we’ve devoted this “Gas2 Week in Review” to Tesla news. A three-part series deconstructs exclusive video footage of a Tesla Model 3 that our writers secured from Trevor Page of the Model 3 Owners Club. Trevor and his YouTube co-host Kenneth Bokor shot 70 minutes of the Model 3 over two days, beginning at the front of the car and detailing every part of it — inside and out — all the way to the back bumper. Our writers report on the exterior, interior, intricacies of the touchscreen, and the ride & drive of a Tesla Model 3. In global Tesla news, it was announced this week that Tesla will be building a factory in China— but without the country’s mandated in-country partnership. What? How can that be? Read on. And, if all this Tesla news talk has whet your appetite for owning a Tesla, you have a chance. The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is raffling off a Tesla Model X as part of its overarching mission to educate the public about solar energy and to advocate for renewable energy legislation in Illinois.
Anybody who has dreamed about owning a Tesla Model 3 or who is on the verge of reserving one needs to read this three-part series. A video provided by the Model 3 Owners Club, which is the most comprehensive and accurate source of information about the car available to date, has been broken apart and analyzed by three of our best writers. If you want access to careful measurements, testing all the controls, interior dimensions, seat descriptions, views out the panoramic glass roof, peeks at the underside of the car, and a real lot more, here you go.
In part one of the series, the exterior and some of the interior of the car is examined. Click through the original article to see descriptions of the following:
- LED headlights;
- front fascia;
- disguised roof rack attachment points;
- windshield wipers;
- outside and inside door latches;
- trunk dimensions and lid;
- front license plate panel;
- charging port;
- soft lug nut covers; and,