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That was a ridiculous article. What the original article is referring to are the early production models that have access to FREE Slacker music, until the software update next month that opens up all the audio options of the Model S. So it seems he had to rush to publish the blog post quickly before the software update was available. But what you will notice is that NO Tesla Model 3 owners are complaining. And No radio is a good thing....I NEVER listen to the radio in my car, it's always streaming music I choose, commercial/news free.

Also, the Model 3 has automatic, speed/moisture sensing wipers that self-adjust. This is the future of the automobile, so there won't be an AM/FM Radio or CD Player. You won't even need a smartphone cause the car has it's own cellular connectivity for streaming data/music.
You may think no radio is a good thing, but I don't, and many out there would agree.

Well, the control panel on that Model 3 said otherwise about the wipers.

I agree CD players are going away, but that's because nobody uses CDs anymore, and they've been on their way out for some time now. Frankly, I'm surprised it's taken this long for that to happen. FM/AM radio is different, though. Tons of people still use it. So to assert that it's useless and unnecessary is a bit ridiculous.
 

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That was a ridiculous article. What the original article is referring to are the early production models that have access to FREE Slacker music, until the software update next month that opens up all the audio options of the Model S. So it seems he had to rush to publish the blog post quickly before the software update was available. But what you will notice is that NO Tesla Model 3 owners are complaining. And No radio is a good thing....I NEVER listen to the radio in my car, it's always streaming music I choose, commercial/news free.

Also, the Model 3 has automatic, speed/moisture sensing wipers that self-adjust. This is the future of the automobile, so there won't be an AM/FM Radio or CD Player. You won't even need a smartphone cause the car has it's own cellular connectivity for streaming data/music.

No radio is perfect for you. Not for me. And i dont use the radio almost never, i use my smartphone. But in some cases, like emergency situations, the radio is very important. About CD player, is a dead format. But radio doesnt.
 

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You get what you pay for with a Model 3....yikes and that is $40K.


I am a bit troubled by all the steps needed for first responders to disable, cut and prevent fire risks. What, do they need schematic for every future product made? And oh btw, what if it is damaged beyond recognition, which is the typical scenario. And be careful putting out BEV fires....

https://www.carscoops.com/2017/10/this-is-how-you-extinguish-burning/
 

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You get what you pay for with a Model 3....yikes and that is $40K.


And oh btw, what if it is damaged beyond recognition, which is the typical scenario.

What happens is that the occupants walk away virtually unharmed.



Despite taking a hard hit, all occupants of the Model 3 escaped mostly unharmed.
https://www.leftlanenews.com/tesla-model-3-owner-sahres-brutal-crash-on-reddit-99930.html
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has yet to crash test the Tesla Model 3, but, judging from one owner's experience in a high-speed crash, the EV should ace anything the agency can throw at it.Circumstances surrounding the crash are still a bit murky (the driver says they can't divulge too much information because they are still working with the insurance company on a settlement), but the driver of the Model 3 reportedly slammed into a parked car at about 60mph. Although the car was totaled, the driver and front passenger walked away with only minor injuries.
 

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Here's the full video of the Model 3 safety analysis. Some troubling design features to say the least.
Tesla Model 3 benchmarked, dissected by German automaker
https://www.leftlanenews.com/tesla-model-3-benchmarked-dissected-by-german-automaker-99942.html

"Each assembly came to the test, but especially in the power electronics made the testers big eyes," the German report says. "Compact, expandable, fully integrated, modular, easily accessible, well protected, low priced and astonishingly clever in many details - that was the verdict of the experts, which the colleagues from other manufacturers gradually joined."
 

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"the driver of the Model 3 reportedly slammed into a parked car at about 60mph"
hmmmmmmmmm???
 

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Teslas will be a rare collection car in the future, like the De Lorean DMC-12 and the 1948 Tucker sedan. Tesla is following the same path as the one run by those others indicated.
 

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Bloggin, at this point we all expect you to defend Tesla to your dying breath. That's great. My point earlier about crash fires needing careful attention by first responders, was more of a curiosity than a poke.
First responders have been trained on how to handle a hybrid or EV crash since 2010.
 

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Teslas will be a rare collection car in the future, like the De Lorean DMC-12 and the 1948 Tucker sedan. Tesla is following the same path as the one run by those others indicated.
Not sure sure about that....

A great American company that just keeps getting better.

Tesla surpasses 300,000 vehicles produced, which leaves only one of the original 10 operational milestones unsatisfied.

"The 2012 Performance Award consisted of 10 equal vesting tranches, with a vesting schedule based entirely on the attainment of both operational and market capitalization milestones, as further detailed below. The 2012 Performance Award was designed to be an incentive for future performance that would take many years to achieve, if at all, and was a 100% at-risk performance award. Mr. Musk and the Board viewed the milestones as very challenging at the time the Board granted the 2012 Performance Award.

Under the 2012 Performance Award, each of the 10 vesting tranches requires that Tesla meet a combination of (i) an operational milestone achievement and (ii) a $4 billion increase in Tesla’s market capitalization. Consequently, the 2012 Performance Award would fully vest only if Tesla achieved a sustained market capitalization increase from $3.2 billion to $43.2 billion, and all 10 operational milestones described were achieved. Market capitalization for purposes of milestone achievement was determined based on a rolling six month historic average (based on trading days only). The market capitalization for a particular trading day is equal to the closing price multiplied by the outstanding shares of common stock as of the end of such trading day.

The 10 operational milestones for the 2012 Performance Award are:

Successful completion of the Model X Alpha Prototype;

Successful completion of the Model X Beta Prototype;

Completion of the first Model X Production Vehicle;

Successful completion of the Model 3 Alpha Prototype;

Successful completion of the Model 3 Beta Prototype;

Completion of the first Model 3 Production Vehicle;

Gross margin of 30% or more for four consecutive quarters;

Aggregate vehicle production of 100,000 vehicles;

Aggregate vehicle production of 200,000 vehicles; and

Aggregate vehicle production of 300,000 vehicles."
 
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