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Published on May 9th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan


Clay Tesla Model 3 Shown In 2010 Tesla Video, + Tesla Model 3 Fan Commercial

May 9th, 2016 by  

The good Florida boys* over at EV Annex recently stumbled across a cool find: a 2010 Tesla recruitment vide0 (don’t think they need to create those anymore…) featured a clay model of the Tesla Model 3… and it was quite similar to the Model 3 that was just unveiled on March 31. Check out this comparison from redditor TheKobayashiMoron:

Tesla Model 3 comparison clay model

Naturally, a few things have changed, but the final product is strikingly similar to what was shown in 2010. The source video is below, and you can jump straight to 1:23 in to jump straight to the clay Model 3.

The rest of Matt Pressman’s article is an excellent stitching together of key statements regarding the Tesla Model 3 design and manufacturing process, highlighting quotes from CleanTechnica (which we love :D) and others. Jump on over if you want to see if you’ve missed anything, or just how Matt frames it all.

Another cool video that I don’t want to spend a full article on but think is worth sharing is the following Tesla Model 3 fan commercial (h/t RMan). We thought we’d seen a lot of high-quality fan commercials for the Tesla Model S, but I have a feeling the Model 3 will eclipse those pretty quickly.

*Relocated from the Northeast.

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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