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Is Tesla Model 3 not selling well recently?

Walmart.com ILoveBlind
Dec 5

We all know that initially Model 3 has production issues and all cars Tesla made are for the long pre order backlog.

However recently I have been reached by numerous Tesla sales person for end of year deliverable Model 3s.

I understand that federal tax benefit is going away but does this also mean Tesla has already cleared up the backlog and having trouble selling cars to be made in Dec?

Is Tesla Model 3 not selling well recently?

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  • Thank you all for donating to the car battery technology. In few years, 50% of what you paid for will be deemed unusable and you will need to replace the battery.
    Dec 516
    • Mr Microsoft I worked on BMS systems for 10 years. I have 5 journals and many conferences on battery research. Not going to argue with you on this.

      Toyota sucks I know I am not claiming they are fun as EVs. I drive EVs all the time for work.

      But here is a fact that all OEMs do: they intentionally give you ~80% of the battery capacity so first few years you don’t see any difference in performance as they slowly increase the capacity as the battery degrades. Few years after you suddenly will start seeing a sharp drop in performance. Tesla does that.
      Dec 5
    • Intuit GTO
      Hmm. Interesting, why am I getting different feedback from current Model S owners though. Their cars only have 8% degradation even after 5 years. Am I missing something? Just curious.
      Dec 5
    • GTO it is possible but highly unlikely. They are probably at 15% degradation which is in reality 35% but because they were at 80% to start with they only start seeing it after 20% already degraded.
      Living in California and not doing any fast charging will help improve the life, but lithium ion batteries also degrade (much slower though) just by sitting on the shelf.
      Dec 5
    • Cisco B-Intern
      So your professional opinion: not supercharging and charging only 80-90% will prolong battery’s life?

      I think they have 8 years or 120k warranty on battery - I have to double check the number.
      Dec 5
    • Yes. And yes it’s at least this. Some OEMs have 10 years but degradation is not covered as it’s expected.
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft Lhgomie
      Prius warrenty is 150k / 10 years.

      There are cases of prius going over 500k miles on the original batteries.
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft Lhgomie
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft Lhgomie
      Just watched a video on this (hoovies garage in YouTube) and he mentioned tesla is keeping data on this. They are seeing over 90% battery life at 180,000 miles
      6d
    • Nah man fake news. It’s a Panasonic battery and they are the same. Just google “fast charging Tesla problems”. There is an electrek article on this.
      I am not trashing anyone Tesla basically pays my mortgage I am coming from an engineering perspective.
      6d
    • Microsoft Lhgomie
      What evidence do you have. All I see is information contrary to what you're saying.
      6d
  • Cisco B-Intern
    Yeah, I have mine ready in 10 days. A great car, beats my BMW. Lol. But you can easily tell they’re doing a rush job due to year-end flooding orders.
    Dec 57
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      Are you comparing apples to apples tho?

      A model 3 is size of a 3 series but I think it costs more like a 5 series doesnt it?
      Dec 5
    • Cisco B-Intern
      M3 looks smaller outside, but more spacious inside than my BMW 5.

      Go for a test-drive, you know what I mean. :-)
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      Hey bro, M3 is a BMW.
      Dec 5
    • New DuQvV7x
      Don’t be pendantic. He’s clearly using M3 as shorthand for Model3
      Dec 5
    • Cisco B-Intern
      Yeah, M3=Model 3. Tesla forum term. Lol
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft Big Pun
      It’s kinda like calling Michael B Jordan, Michael Jordan.
      Dec 5
    • Facebook gskr
      I agree shouldn't really call Model 3, M3. To car people it's a bit confusing when you also talk about BMWs
      7d
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    They're maximizing federal benefit. Shit is selling like absolute hotcakes and outselling its segment nd cars all over other segments. What is the point of this post? You want one and are on the fence? What?
    Dec 50
  • Amazon / EngAmazonieer
    Its a great car. If you want to buy later then you should buy it now to get tax credit.
    Dec 50
  • Intel Roggik
    Saw hundreds in a lot recently.
    Dec 50
  • Facebook AVsU03
    the thing about a 3 is it’s not an S.
    Dec 51
    • Cisco B-Intern
      The Tesla sales persuaded me buying 3 instead of S. Lol
      Dec 5
  • Tesla lXeR35
    Where do you live , close to the factory where they can deliver you a car for 1/10th the effort ?
    7d0
  • New DuQvV7x
    It’s a smart strategy. Bonuses are being paid. Federal Tax credit is about to be cut.

    Minor anecdata: In my red-state city, supercharger center recently got installed. Drove past it and all units were simultaneously in use.

    Extrapolate of that what you wish.
    Dec 50

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