Tesla Model 3 This Past Week, September 3 through September 9, 2018


In case you’re just getting round to reading up on Tesla Model 3 happenings for the week, we’ve put together a list of stories you may want to catch up on with your morning coffee.

Model 3 Rental Stolen and Retrieved, Thief Caught Using Supercharger Billing Information

Considering that the guy managed to game the system and disable the always-on GPS and nearly got away with it, you’d think he’d be smart enough to have the foresight not to use a Supercharger and get caught because of the virtual paper trail. Read More…

$35,000 Model 3 Could Upend the Toyota-Honda Duopoly in the U.S., At Least Temporarily

We already know that people are trading in much cheaper ICEs and even EVs like the Nissan Leaf for a Model 3, so what might happen if the Model 3 with Standard Battery were to be pitted against the sales-wise giants of U.S. auto? Havoc, to say the least. Read More…

Tesla On Track to Deliver on Model 3 Production Targets, says Elon Musk

In an email to Tesla employees sent on September 7, 2018, Elon Musk wrote, “We are about to have the most amazing quarter in our history, building and delivering more than twice as many cars as we did last quarter.”

Tesla produced 28,578 Model 3s during the second quarter. If they double it, then they should reach 57,156 Model 3 units for the third quarter. Read More…

Can Tesla Model 3 Sales for September Inch Past the Toyota-Honda U.S. Duopoly?

If Tesla does into the elite Top 4 best selling cars in the U.S. in September, it will be because of a combination of things:

  • Production will have to ramp to 26,000+ cars, which is about 6,000 cars a week average.
  • Paint, quality and other bottlenecks have to be sorted out very soon if production targets of 6,000+ Model 3s a week are to be met.
  • Deliveries will have to speed up; Tesla is already seeing success in the “Sign and Drive” initiative:

“With the introduction of the “Sign and Drive” program, the company has cut delivery time per car to about five minutes. Dealership walkthroughs have been replaced with an email containing video tutorials.” Read More…

Check out our Tesla Model 3 data page: History, launch, production, deliveries, specs, pricing and lots of charts and graphs to feast your eyes on (and freely use and link to!)