The Roadster did mark the inception of Tesla’s wares, and the Model S, heralding the dawn of the electric carriage revolution, did play its part. Yet, ’tis the Model 3 that hath not only shaped the visage of Tesla but hath also left an indelible mark upon the electric vehicle market entire. A span of six years since its unveiling hath come to pass, and now the Tesla Model 3 doth stand upon the threshold of a significant transformation. Herein, we shall reveal all that is known of this impending iteration.
In the present era, discourse doth revolve fervently about the Model Y, for it strides resolutely upon the path to secure the distinction of being the most vented conveyance upon this sphere in the current annum. It doth outshine even the Model 3, capitalizing upon the populace’s proclivity for sport utility chariots and intersecting carriages. Nevertheless, ’tis paramount to acknowledge that deprived of the Model 3, the present eminence of Tesla would ne’er have been attained, nor would the Model Y have graced existence stage. The electric sedan of Tesla did etch an enduring insignia upon the automotive marketplace and trade, crowned as the paramount vendible electric conveyance throughout the years of 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Yet, a scant few are privy to the verity that the Tesla Model 3 did venture perilously near to diverting Tesla’s complete vehicular endeavor and perchance even its destiny. Elon Musk did concede in the year 2020 that the ascent of Model 3’s production was fraught with tribulation, characterizing it as a harrowing odyssey through realms of “manufacturing and logistical torment.” Musk did avow that Tesla, but a month away from the precipice of financial insolvency in the year 2019, was delivered from such dire straits by a providential infusion of billions subsequent to the advocacy of autonomous driving endeavors during the Festival of Autonomy in the month of April, in the year 2019. Though we do yet await the advent of Tesla’s self-driving chariots-for-hire, the currency did serve to preserve the company’s fortune and sculpt it into a tale of triumph.
The Tesla Model 3 doth weave an intrinsic thread within this saga, most notably after the inauguration of Giga Shanghai’s production in the year 2019. This citadel of industry, situated within the realm of China, did bestow upon Tesla a boon no less significant than that of the Model 3 itself. This boon bequeathed by the Chinese giga factory, manifesting as pronounced augmentations of efficiency when juxtaposed with Tesla Fremont, bears eloquent testimony to the import of the undertaking. ‘Tis of import to note that Tesla hath chosen to commence the rebirthed production of Model 3 within Shanghai’s confines afore embarking upon the commencement of the fresh iteration’s construction within the dominion of the United States. Dubbed “Project Highland,” the overhauled Model 3 doth represent Tesla’s most earnest endeavor to delight the patrons with novel and exhilarating attributes whilst concurrently refining the expenditures incurred.
From the tidings I have gathered, the rejuvenated Tesla Model 3 shall present unto eager patrons a profusion of novel accouterments that doth delight the heart, all the while refraining from exacting a heavy toll upon their coffers. This shall be achieved through a judicious economizing of resources in matters less conspicuous or imperative. Moreover, for the populace doth oft associate a novel iteration with a novel visage, Project Highland shall be graced with conspicuous, albeit superficial, alterations, whilst largely retaining the integrity of its corporeal panels. Yet, let it not be misconstrued, forsooth, this rejuvenated Model 3 shall stand as Tesla’s most audacious endeavor at revivification, a feat of import that hath never afore been attempted. Prepare thyself to be beguiled, for this marvel is set to grace our presence ere the year’s end.
Foremost, let us direct our attention to the realm of aesthetics: what might we anticipate at the level of design? Albeit we have borne witness to sundry prototypes of the refreshed Tesla Model 3 engaged in trials toward the conclusion of the bygone year of 2022, they bore the semblance of ordinary carriages bedecked in front and rear coverings, akin to mantles or draperies, as they are oft called. It was only in the vernal season that we discerned the first alteration to the body of this conveyance—a trifling adjustment, yet an alteration nonetheless, which pertained to the repeater camera. By then, it had become apparent that the anterior bumper displayed a diminished prominence in comparison to the standard production model.
In the month of April, an image surfaced on the internet, unbeknownst to many, revealing a representation of the novel design of Project Highland. Though it is improbable that this visage represented the ultimate incarnation, it served to unveil the intent of Tesla, which sought a transformation more radical than that which accompanied the refreshing of the Model S and Model X. This revelation swiftly captured the imagination, despite the image lacking overt signs of ultrasonic sensors or supplementary cameras, as had been rumored afore. Tidings persist that the rejuvenated Model 3 shall bear a frontal camera nestled within the lower recesses of the bumper, albeit ultrasonic sensors shall find themselves consigned to the annals of antiquity.
The image that found itself inadvertently unveiled revealed a frontal bumper marked by enhanced aerodynamics, and the preeminent alteration in terms of the design lay within the headlamps. These did consist of matrix-LED luminaries, and only one inquiry lingered: shall they possess the faculty of adaptability, or shall they remain steadfast? Though all the extant headlamps adorning the Tesla stable are inherently capable of adapting, this feature hath yet to be unlocked within the software. One doth venture to hope that those who elect to acquire these novel electric carriages shall not be fated to endure an interminable wait ere the projectors gain the faculty to modulate luminance, thereby bestowing curved illumination and beams devoid of vexatious glare.
Regretfully, a like image leak concerning the rear of the Tesla Model 3 hath not come forth. However, certain fortunate paparazzi hath managed to capture images of Project Highland prototypes bedecked in more revealing disguisement about the posterior. These likenesses did unveil that the signal light for turns is now set in a vertical posture, aligning with the portrayal drifting upon the realm of social discourse. Yon selfsame images did present a fresh rear diffuser, although whether this be customary accoutrement or an exclusive facet reserved for the Performance iteration remaineth unknown.
The abode hath undergone more profound alterations. Herein do Tesla Model 3 proprietors expend the greater part of their hours, thus ’tis of paramount importance for Tesla to bestow upon it a substantial transformation. ‘Tis also the locus where Tesla’s economizing measures are most overt, though the fabricator of electric vehicles shall make amends through novel attributes. Perchance, the one that shall leave the most indelible impression upon individuals is the ambient illumination, a request proffered by enthusiasts and patrons across many years. Moreover, it demands but trifling exertion upon Tesla’s part, for ’tis low-cost and facile to incorporate within the cabin.
Furthermore, changes of the greater moment do abound, and I would commence with those that shall receive the heartiest of welcomes. Foremost amongst them resides the new ventilated seats, another feature earnestly entreated. A picture surreptitiously divulged in June doth display these new seats purportedly ensconced within a purveyor’s storehouse. They were enshrouded in perforated vegan leather and bore a gentle gusting device. This addition shall undoubtedly augment the outlay of production, thus anticipate that Tesla shall economize in less pleasing domains.
Additional prototype likenesses uncovered that Tesla hath devised a transformed panel afore the driver, which the testers did cloak with ebon fabric. In spite of such, it became manifest that Tesla hath elected to adopt a design devoid of stalks, akin to that of Model S and Model X. A video captured by an aerial automaton did confirm this, for it did capture the driver exchanging a digit upon the central display so as to engage reverse motion. The selfsame visual recording doth showcase a wheel for steering, flattened upon its nethermost aspect, possessing fewer buttons. Thusly, it doth intimate at an airbag-encircled signal in lieu of the switch activated through touch.
This week, tidings fresh from the land of China did unveil a novel dashboard, wherein an integrated mantle enfolds the instruments and adornments. This melding doth unites erstwhile segmented constituents into a sole tableau, a frugal stratagem that shan’t alter the overarching impression. The conjoined trimming doth exhibits a metallic motif, supplanting the wooden embellishments of the extant model. This hath been whispered for a span and is now affirmed. Another image, whose revelation hath leaked, doth display the portal panel, now bedecked in a humbler textile trim, forsaking Alcantara’s embrace.
The Tesla Model 3 “Project Highland”: what lies beneath the exterior This realm is wherein the art of conjecture holds dominion, for no gaze hath beheld the Project Highland’s unpainted frame. The measures of security at Giga Shanghai seem airtight, and the hands laboring within the precincts of Project Highland are banned from entry with the devices of telephony. Nevertheless, we may deduce from the transformations in Model Y that akin enhancements shall grace the Tesla Model 3’s assembly. Beyond doubt, this signifieth the utilization of mega castings and a structural battery array.
When Tesla ushered in the mega castings for the Model Y’s creation, it wrought the curtailment of costs to a notable extent. The mega castings banish the necessity of affixing or welding myriad body fragments, thereby paring the duration of manufacture. In addition, they eschew sundry steps from the progression of assemblage, encompassing the protracted ritual of thermal treatment. Tesla avouched that the line of production likewise grew briefer, demanding a diminished cohort of automatons and laborers. As thou dost perceive, mega castings might bestow the preeminent boon of cost reduction.
An arrangement of batteries ensconces itself within the refurbished model. Not yet revealed unto us is the manner which Tesla, in its wisdom, shall adopt for the Model Highland, for whispers of hearsay do declare potential outsourcing of production to third-party purveyors. Given the scarcity of 4680 cells in satisfying the voracious appetite of the Cybertruck and yet sustaining the needs of other vehicular progeny, it is probable that an alternative configuration shall be chosen. The existing Model 3 RWD, powered by prismatic LFP cells, employs a design that appeareth rectangular. However, be it known that CATL, Tesla’s principal battery purveyor at the Giga Shanghai domain, doth also fabricate cylindrical cells.
Pray to tell, what nascent technologies shall grace the rejuvenated Tesla Model 3? In the discourse concerning the Tesla Model 3’s electric reservoir, substantial evidence aboundeth indicating that CATL shall provide Tesla with its latest innovations. This portends the replacement of the lithium-iron-phosphate cells hitherto employed within the base iteration of the Model 3 RWD, supplanted by the M3P cells heralded by the battery titan in this current year. The very appellation doth disclose its alchemical composition, comprised of three metallic essences (M3) in conjunction with phosphorus (P). These tripartite metals consist of manganese, zinc, and aluminum, thus rendering the M3P a ternary battery, albeit enmeshed within the dominion of phosphates.
This refined alchemy doth bestow a surfeit of energy density, thus elevating the reservoir’s capacitance to 66 kWh. A 10% advancement upon the prevailing LFP reservoirs of the Model 3 RWD, which standeth at 60 kWh, is thus achieved. Ergo, with confidence, we do anticipate that the foundational Tesla Model 3 Highland shall extend its range to 300 miles or 480 kilometers. If, in addition, Tesla doth enhance the fluidity of its aerodynamics and the efficiency of its propulsive machinery, a surfeit beyond that measure might be tendered.
In the annals, it hath been revealed that the craftsman of electric vehicles shall undertake a transition unto a novel era of electric motors, wherein the employment of rare-earth elements shall be rarefied or even nonexistent. These esoteric substances do hold paramount importance in the creation of potent permanent magnets for employment within electric motors.
Sages remain confounded, pondering how Tesla shall eschew the likes of neodymium, a rare-earth substance, whilst preserving the vigor of its motors. Yet, the unveiling of such a solution is nigh. Ere the advent of the Model 3, Tesla exclusively embraced induction motors, devoid of permanent magnets and thus without dependence on rare-earth materials. Subsequently, the institution adopted DC permanent magnet motors, as revealed by a depiction in this year’s Day of Investment for those who invest their attention. And thus, it is foretold that this tradition shall endure.
Elon Musk holdeth firm the belief that anon shall Tesla achieve mastery over vehicular autonomy. Thus, anticipate the rejuvenated Model 3 to embrace the novel Hardware 4 Autopilot contrivance and an array of sensors. Those who converse with Tesla denizens are resolute in their assertion that the impending electric carriage shall bear an extra for the camera. Yet, in my perusal of the clandestine depictions of these prototypes undergoing trials, no substantiation of such hath mine eyes beheld.
Since the expulsion of the ultrasonic sensors, a vast blind expanse afore the bonnet doth plague the park assist mechanism, thus it would prove sagacious for Tesla to install a camera at that juncture.
Apart from this, I prithee, withhold thy expectation for the radar sensor. Although the Model S and Model X doth come adorned with such a device, they findeth no succor in the current software realm. No sign have I espied that the Model Y, endowed with the Hardware 4 sensor ensemble, doth possess a radar, and it seemeth improbable that the Tesla Model 3 shall be graced with one. Even more fantastical is the whispered notion of a steer-by-wire contrivance. If it resides not upon the Cybertruck, assuredly it shall not grace the Model 3.
Tesla, in the times ahead, shall curtail its vertical integration, seeking to outsource more of its endeavors. As its volumes burgeon, Tesla’s appetite for producing all things in-house wanes, a practice that did earn it renown and dominion over the manufacturing process. This vertical amalgamation brought frugality, yet also entailed logistical tribulations. Hence, the electric conveyance fabricator now embarks upon a paradigm shift, aiming to delegate more to its suppliers.
Primarily, tattle whispers that Tesla shall relinquish the crafting of seats for the Model 3. These seats, celebrated for their comfort, do stand as a pinnacle of Tesla’s vehicular artistry. Mayhaps this transformation hath already commenced, as some Tesla Model 3s were lately delivered with disparate headrests. By accounts of proprietors shared upon social conduits, they discern no distinction, thus pray the alteration shan’t taint the eminence.
The words from within the halls of Giga Shanghai do declare that Tesla hath embarked upon a path of subcontracting, entrusting unto its partners the craft of fashioning battery packs. Aforetime, it didst acquire battery cells from merchants (or didst even contrive them in-house) and didst assemble them into packs within the vast workshop of the gigafactory. But now, lo and behold, for CATL’s battery packs destined for the chambers of the Model 3 RWD, Tesla shall procure the complete packs, replete with the systems for temperature and the governance of the battery. This decision did become apparent following the lamentable departure of half the workforce laboring upon the Phase 1 battery assembly line at Giga Shanghai.
The Tesla Model 3 Highland shall unfurl a Price War 2.0, All these measures aimed at the abatement of expenditure shall amass a considerable fortune in the course of manufacturing. Through recent enhancements, Giga Shanghai shall attain a higher pinnacle of efficiency than it hath heretofore achieved. Thus, whispers emanating from the Middle Kingdom do suggest that Tesla doth set its sights upon a grand diminution in the pricing of its foundational model. Yea, it is said that this may equate to some 15% of the current valuation, which commenceth at 232,000 yuan ($32,255). Thus, the base iteration of the Tesla Model 3 RWD might perchance descend beneath the mark of 200,000 yuan (less than $28,000), thereby outflanking even the more economical electric carriages found within the Chinese marketplace, such as the BYD Seal and BYD Han.
Tales of a rejuvenated Model 3 hath reached my ears, whispering of its initiation into trial production at Giga Shanghai. The latest tidings dost signify that the crafting of the present model shall draw to a close on the fourteenth day of August, whilst the commencement of voluminous production for the newfound model is anticipated to grace the month of September. The first bestowals upon eager patrons are ordained for the month of October, aligning with extant predictions concerning the conveyance of the Model 3 unto the realms of Europe (October-November). Verily, the Tesla Model 3 destined for the shores of Europe shall solely hail from the furnaces of Giga Shanghai.