The New Tesla Model 3 Fails to Be an EV for Everyone

The Best EV in the World Gets Even Better, But Also More Polarizing

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When talking about mass-market EVs, it’s hard to not mention Tesla. Last year the company sold a record 1.3 million vehicles worldwide, a figure that nearly doubles that of its closest competitor.

At the forefront of these astounding sales numbers have been the Model 3 and Model Y, and for good reason. Both vehicles are reasonably priced, offer punchy powertrains, have great range figures, and are perceived as premium, high-tech cars.

Unfortunately, Tesla is one of the most polarizing brands on the planet. Ignoring the face of the company, Elon Musk, for a second, Tesla still makes baffling decisions, oftentimes for the sake of “simplicity”. Whether it be the decision to make the Cybertruck look like a Lego set to create a stainless-steel “exoskeleton”, or to put blinkers on the steering wheel to remove stalks behind the steering wheel, Tesla doesn’t seem to care about how the general public will react to its decisions.

And, unfortunately, Tesla has continued that trend with the refreshed Model 3, a vehicle that had the potential to be a mass-market EV with universal appeal.

The New Model 3 is a Great Car, But it’s not for…

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