• As of February 22, 2018, early line waiters across the US are able to configure their Model 3s if they want the first run ($49,000+) model.  Below is a screenshot showing my screen.  I reserved at about 10:20am local EST, maybe 25th in line at Devon, PA.  I'm waiting for standard range, but the Tesla site keeps picking AWD for me.   I'm happy it seems like Tesla is prioritizing those that waited in line early as others who were in line at Devon behind me can't configure yet.  I really hope this continues when standard range opens up to reward those that waited in line!
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  • Bloomberg released a great model 3 tracker tool building on work done by redditors gathering VINs
  • In January 2018,  Model 3 invites have started going out to owners outside of California.  My guess is they're hitting some easy coasters first since the cars will take the longest to deliver, especially with some of the weather we've been seeing.
  • Graphical look at the ramp up of Model 3 compared to Model S and Model X thanks to redditor raptorman556.  Click the graph for discussion


  • Quarter 4 2017 production numbers have been released.  Tesla delivered an all-time high 28,320 Model S + X and 101,312 on the year, +9% to previous quarterly record. Annual deliveries were +33% to last year and +100% to 2015. However, production goals for Model 3 were reduced from 5,000/wk to 2,500/wk with 5,000/wk pushed to end of Q2.  1,550 Model 3s delivered in Q4, 2,550 produced. Production rate approaching 1,000/wk with 793 produced in final 7 working days of the quarter. Credit to @TeslaPodcast over on twitter
  • Youtube video showing aero wheel covers coming off.  Now to see who will sell the center caps!


  • Unverified possible employee screenshots showing standard vs premium upgrade interior


  • Employee posted screenshots from the configurator (only available to employees so far)


  • Elon confirms via twitter that Enhanced Auto Pilot (EAP) and Full Self Driving (FSD) options will be available for purchase post delivery.  Note: it may cost more to purchase post delivery.  


  • 7/29/17 Tesla held a delivery event - here's some of the info we got 
    • The base model (starting $35k) will get up to 220 miles of range
    • Larger battery $9,000 will get up to 310 miles.
    • Black is standard, other colors $1k
    • Aero wheels standard, 19" Sport upgrade $1,500
    • Premium upgrade package $5k (via electrek)
      • Premium heated seating and cabin materials throughout, including open pore wood décor and two rear USBs
      • 12-way, power adjustable front seats, steering column and side mirrors, with custom driver profiles
      • Premium audio system with more power, tweeters, surround speakers and subwoofer
      • Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
      • Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors
      • LED fog lamps
      • Center console with covered storage and docking for two smartphones
    • Enhanced Autopilot - $5k
    • Full self driving - requires EAP - $3k
    • 50 Model 3s have been built with 20 more in validation
    • Tesla plans to triple the Supercharger network next year to 18,000.
    • 130 miles per 30 mins of supercharging range (per electrek)
    • No fob, app will be prioritized with keycard backup (per electrek)
    • home charging 40amps (37 miles per hour)
    • Length: 184.8”
    • Width: 76.1” (72.8” with mirrors folded)
    • Height: 56.8”
    • Wheelbase: 113.2”

A few pictures from the event



  • Elon confirmed on July 8th at 8:11EST that SN1 (production unit #1) is complete and going through testing.  Pix to come.

Older pre production news can now be found here.