The reports on build quality were mixed when the first everyday Tesla Model 3 buyers received their electric cars. Tesla had gaps and other imperfections you would have expected from a budget car two decades ago, but it seems like Tesla has improved its overall build quality. Pioneer electric car maker said recently that it had refined the deviation of panel gaps and offsets had improved by “nearly” 40 percent, to the point where they’re on par with “Audi, BMW and Mercedes.” The aim is to make them “even tighter.”
The company also defended the car against concerns about excess complexity and weight. There’s “always room for refinement,” according to Tesla, but the Model 3 has battery protection concerns that might not be present in other reference cars. It further pointed to government testing showing that the Model S and Model X had the lowest probabilities of injury out of “any cars it had ever tested,” indicating a strong safety pedigree.
This improvement claims points out that it has come a long way since the earliest days of Model 3 production when it was struggling to produce significant volumes of acceptable cars. This is a big achievement for a company when its ramping up its production in a week by week basis.