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Published on May 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

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New Tesla Interior Options Include The Best Ever!

May 11th, 2018 by  


Nope, you still can’t get anything other than black for the interior of a Tesla Model 3 if you order one today — well, black + that one wooden dash feature that I have to admit I love.


Update: white interior for the Model 3 will go into production in July:


However, if you want a Tesla Model S or Model X, Tesla just updated its interior options (h/t Hypebeast). If you scroll over to the Model S Design page or Model X Design page, you now have the following interior options:

White Premium Interior | Dark Ash Wood Décor | Dark Headliner

Black Premium Interior | Figured Ash Wood Décor | Dark Headliner

Black Premium Interior | Figured Ash Wood Décor | Light Headliner

Cream Premium | Oak Décor | Light Headliner

Black Textile Interior | Dark Ash Wood Décor | Dark Headliner

In the same order, here are some pics:

White Premium Interior | Dark Ash Wood Décor | Dark Headliner

Black Premium Interior | Figured Ash Wood Décor | Dark Headliner

Black Premium Interior | Figured Ash Wood Décor | Light Headliner

Cream Premium | Oak Décor | Light Headliner (This One!)

Black Textile Interior | Dark Ash Wood Décor | Dark Headliner

In case you didn’t guess from the featured image or the subheading, the best Tesla interior option ever is now the Cream Premium option. It’s just that good. Of course, this is not a matter of debate (which makes me wonder why there are any other interior options on the list at all).

In a slightly more serious tone, it is nice to see an upgrade to the interior options. But, of course, be sure to select Cream Premium | Oak Décor | Light Headliner (aka Cream Premium).

Back to the Tesla Model 3, the big question if you’d prefer one of these options over the all-black interior is how long until you have more choice (if you have been invited to order in the first place, that is).

I just went checking (just to be sure) to see if the Cream Premium option is available for the Model 3 yet, but I’m still offered just one interior if I want to have a Model 3 delivered in the next 3–6 weeks. However, while checking in, I did discover that they’ve rearranged the Model 3 order pages a little bit and added a short survey that I imagine we’d all love to see the results of. This is what I’m seeing now:

Clicking on the “Hold My Place” option for the second reservation, Tesla drops in a short survey asking me why I’m waiting:

Also, an interesting new line (unless my memory betrays me and it was actually there before) reads as follows: “Additional configurations, including the entry level Model 3 without upgrades, will become available as production ramps.” I wonder how many revisions that sentence took. There seems to be a quiet curt but also sheepish tone there, as if the company is past the point of tired when it comes to providing production forecasts and explanations for lack of certain options (like the base $35,000 option). Or maybe I’m just reading into it all too much?

Any guesses on when the Model 3 can be ordered with a non-black interior? As a reminder, some recent comments on Model 3 production include that production was repeatedly hitting 2,000+ cars a week in April, Tesla produced approximately 4,750 Model 3 vehicles in the first half of April, “Tesla is targeting to hit a production rate of 5,000 vehicles per week in two months,” and Tesla is eventually aiming to produce 10,000 Model 3 vehicles a week on its Fremont production line. Getting up to 5,000 US Model 3 deliveries a week would presumably make the Model 3 the 5th best selling car in the United States.

One matter that is increasingly gaining traction in the Tesla speculation and rumors department is that Tesla is going to deliver a lot of Model 3’s to Canada in Q2 in order to maximize $7,500 tax credit availability for US Tesla buyers. How that affects option availability is anyone’s guess.

Update: Elon tweeted seconds ago on the availability of AWD, higher performance, and air suspension.

Related: Tesla Model 3 Minimalism vs Buttons & Stuff


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About the Author

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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