Tesla has announced that it will be delivering the first redesigned Model S cars to customers at an event on June 3rd. The redesigned Model S and X cars were first announced during Tesla’s Q1 results in January with the initial deliveries expected in February. It’s clear that didn’t happen for whichever reason, but after being pushed back several times, we now have concrete information on when we will see the first redesigned Model S.
The first deliveries will be for the Plaid variant, so not only will it be exciting to see tests for Tesla’s new top of the line vehicle, but the vehicle will also presumably be running Tesla's much anticipated v11 software. If you haven't see our early look into v11, we strongly recommend it.
The redesigned Model S will feature many new features such as a 17” horizontally mounted center display, a rear display for controls and entertainment, a noise canceling sound system, a new user interface and much more. If you don't recall everything included in the Model S redesign, you can read our full roundup of new features.
Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event June 3 at our California factory
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One of the most controversial features of the new vehicle will be its lack of a gear stalk. The car will automatically determine whether it should go forward or backward based on a variety of factors. It will also provide the ability to manually choose the direction via the touchscreen. We saw video of how this will be done a couple months ago.
This is sure to be an exciting event as there will be so much more we’ll learn about the redesigned cars and their software.
Current Tesla owners are waiting anxiously to find out more about v11 and which features will carry over to their cars. It’s strongly rumored that Tesla has been holding back features in their current software releases due to the redesigned Model S not being ready. It’s likely that we’ll finally get our hands on v11 following the June 3rd event.
The redesigned Model X vehicles aren’t ready just yet and are still scheduled to be delivered later this year.
Tesla drivers will now know when a Supercharge station is congested and will have the option to change their route to reduce their total travel time.
Not only does Tesla know exactly how many vehicles are charging at each location. It also knows the charge level of each vehicle and it could estimate the wait time for a Supercharger based on how many Teslas are nearby with a low state of charge.
Based on all of this information Tesla can come up with great suggestions on the best place to charge to reduce your overall trip time.
Tesla’s Supercharger rerouting feature will be useful, especially as Tesla starts opening its Supercharger sites to non-Tesla vehicles.
Tesla Model 3 is in the Top 10 best selling cars of 2021
Tesla’s Model 3 has landed a spot as the ninth best-selling car in the world for 2021, which is up 40% from 2020, according to Fiat Group World. The Model 3 accounted for 508,000 unit sales in 2021.
According to the data provided by Fiat Group World, the Toyota RAV4/Wildlander came in at number one, which is up from the second spot in 2020. The Ford F-150 pickup truck landed at number seven, down from the number 6 spot in 2020.
Toyota and Honda have four vehicles in the top 11 spots, while Nissan, Ford, and Tesla only have one spot.
Fiat Group World notes that the Tesla Model 3 continues to rise within the list and is expected to rank in the top five by the end of this year.
Additionally, the author adds that the Model Y is expected to outsell the Model 3 by the end of 2022, which means both the Model 3 and Model Y would both sit in the top five spots. The Model Y currently sits at the 19th spot on the list, which means the Model Y accounted for 392,000 sales in 2021. It rose from the 262nd spot, or 412%, from 2020.
It’s worth noting that the Model Y began its deliveries in 2020, which explains the significant jump in 2021. Earlier this year, it won U.S. News’ Best Luxury Electric SUV award.
Of the 110 vehicles included, the Model S and Model X did not make the cut. This is most likely due to their higher price tag.
With this data available and Fiat Group World’s insights, it’s entirely possible for the Model Y to overtake the Model 3 this year. And with Tesla constantly adding new features and bringing back ‘Enhanced Autopilot,’ consumers will likely jump on-board.
Tesla is currently battling global supply chain restraints, and Musk said at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forum that these restraints are a bigger issue than competition from other competitive automakers.
“Our constraints are much. More in raw materials and being able to scale up productions,” Musk says.
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