Elon Musk Down Sells Model 3, Tells Potential Tesla Buyers To Buy S
It almost seems as though Tesla CEO Elon Musk doesn’t want would-be Tesla Model 3 buyers to choose the lesser car.
In a series of Tweets and the release of a Model 3/Model S comparison chart to Tesla salespeople, the automaker is clearly trying to get potential Model 3 buyers to opt for the Model S instead.
From a financial point of view, it’s obvious why Tesla is taking this approach, but is there some other reason why the automaker is so dead set on pushing likely Model 3 buyers towards the S?
While Tesla would prefer you choose the S over the 3, for some the sheer size of the S is just overwhelming. And this seems to be the only reason Musk believes you should pick the 3 over the S.
Basically, Tesla is saying the S is better in all regards. Only choose the 3 if you must have a smaller car. From this we can conclude that the Model 3 will not beat the S in any category, including range, despite being lighter. Tesla will keep the S as the halo car. The 3 will always play second fiddle…that is, unless cost is a major decision in your buying process.