Model 3 Design Studio Updated

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TMC user nullpointer reported that the Model 3 configurator has changed today, and now includes the UI elements necessary to choose different options for Battery, Drivetrain, and Interior.

Before you get too excited: no, no new options have actually become available at this time -- Standard Battery is still listed as "Early '18" and Dual Motors is listed as "Spring '18", and only the Black Premium interior is even visible.

Still, having the framework in place to order configurations other than First Production is a pretty encouraging development!

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One can only hope that with the option of the ultra white seats, the headliner color will change to black, similar to how it is in the X & S. I think a black headliner will also help with disguising the non-Alcantara headliner that we'll all be getting from here on out. It's going to look brilliant though!
 

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One can only hope that with the option of the ultra white seats, the headliner color will change to black, similar to how it is in the X & S. I think a black headliner will also help with disguising the non-Alcantara headliner that we'll all be getting from here on out. It's going to look brilliant though!
If my memory serves me well, the release candidates floating around with white interior also have gray headliner.
 

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I'm a little surprised they updated the designer but didn't update the dates. I think it's pretty safe to say SR battery is going to be later than "early 18" and that AWD won't be ready by "spring 2018" either.
 
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I'm a little surprised they updated the designer but didn't update the dates. I think it's pretty safe to say SR battery is going to be later than "early 18" and that AWD won't be ready by "spring 2018" either.
Well, "Early" can be generously defined as before June 30 and "Spring" is from March 20 to June 21st, so even with no visible progress, those are achievable.
 

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Well, "Early" can be generously defined as before June 30 and "Spring" is from March 20 to June 21st, so even with no visible progress, those are achievable.
I agree with you on the loose definitions, but meanwhile I'm also skeptical that we see a Standard Battery car by June 30th.
 

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The Estimator page has also changed a little for those that deferred their invites. It looks a little buggy now but references an ‘options selector’ instead of the old Estimator that simply said ‘available now’

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The Estimator page has also changed a little for those that deferred their invites. It looks a little buggy now but references an ‘options selector’ instead of the old Estimator that simply said ‘available now’

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I don't see that -- the glitch must be tied having been invited on first production.
 

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Glad to see there is movement. Still wonder how they will prioritize Ontario vs US as both sets of customers may lose incentives this year.
 

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SR is there to select, same with Dual - both would just give a further out delivery date it looks like.
Just to be clear, I asked the person who shared these screenshots whether Standard Battery and AWD were selectable, and he confirmed that they are not selectable at this time.
 

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Dual Motors is listed as "Spring '18"
Interesting. I stood in line and got my reservation in within the first 1.5 hours on 3/31/16, and on My Tesla page, it still lists target delivery estimate as August-October 2018 for the Dual Motor option.

What to believe...


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Interesting. I stood in line and got my reservation in within the first 1.5 hours on 3/31/16, and on My Tesla page, it still lists target delivery estimate as August-October 2018 for the Dual Motor option.

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I would imagine the Spring '18 (if to be trusted) is referring to first availability of dual motors, which will follow the same invite structure as we've been going through. For instance, this date range is probably closer to spring time for owner line-standers who opted to hold their place in line for dual motors.
 

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I would imagine the Spring '18 (if to be trusted) is referring to first availability of dual motors, which will follow the same invite structure as we've been going through. For instance, this date range is probably closer to spring time for owner line-standers who opted to hold their place in line for dual motors.
Possibly so. However I find it difficult to believe that there were that many owner-line standers wanting the DM option to cause a 2-4 month backlog - but then, what do I know?

Any owner-line standers out there opting for DM? What does your estimator say for delivery range?

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Possibly so. However I find it difficult to believe that there were that many owner-line standers wanting the DM option to cause a 2-4 month backlog - but then, what do I know?

Any owner-line standers out there opting for DM? What does your estimator say for delivery range?

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I'm actually thinking a bulk of the backlog is employees. Judging by how many were shipped to employees before moving on to general people, vs how many employees most likely pre-ordered, seems a lot of them may have opted to wait for AWD. That's total speculation though; I remember there being reports of this same speculation during the initial waves of employee invites. That said, it may not equate to 4 months, but wouldn't be surprised if it does equate to at least 2 months.
 

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I'm actually thinking a bulk of the backlog is employees. Judging by how many were shipped to employees before moving on to general people, vs how many employees most likely pre-ordered, seems a lot of them may have opted to wait for AWD. That's total speculation though; I remember there being reports of this same speculation during the initial waves of employee invites. That said, it may not equate to 4 months, but wouldn't be surprised if it does equate to at least 2 months.
I actually think the vast majority of employees are waiting for standard battery and not AWD.