European Tesla Model 3: Off The Production Line Image

JAN 22 2019 BY MARK KANE 14

They are coming.

Customers in Europe eagerly await the news about Tesla Model 3 deliveries (from February) and Tesla just released a photo with Model 3 Dual Motor versions off the production line at Fremont factory.

We know that the first units were already sent, so these three aren’t among those on we’ve been tracking on ships to Europe.

The tweet encourages one to visit the online design studio, which means that Tesla – after not much of a marketing effort in the first year, when the car was available only in North America – seems to be attempting to gather more orders in Europe.

Voluntary dataset (unofficial) gives us a glimpse at the number of orders. As of January 22, 2019 the counter shows 15,786.

Charging inlet

The European charging inlet in the Model 3 is compatible with CCS Combo 2 for 1- and 3-phase charging, as well as DC fast charging from both CCS chargers and Superchargers.

European Tesla Model 3 – CCS Combo-compatible charging inlet

Source: Tesla Model 3: Europe Orders

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> We know that the first units were already sent, so these three aren’t among those on we’ve been tracking on ships to Europe.

Surely that depends when the photo was taken.

Do we know if there will be a cover for the DC pins? When AC charging these would be open to the elements.

They are deactivated unless the pilot signal tells it to engage , it only does that when a ccs combo charger is connected. There are probably drain channels inside if water should accumulate.

I think the bigger problem is ice and snow.

Saw a cover for the DC pins on another video.

Doesn’t look like a removable user cover, but as with all CCS vehicles the pins are sheathed until a CCS plug is inserted, so the metal isn’t directly exposed. Also the Model 3 charge door, flipping upwards, may provide some small degree of weather shielding.

Wish the US versions had a nice license plate protector area like those.

Interesting to see that the Performance M3s waiting to be exported already have the underlined dual motor badging that US owners are still waiting to receive. Tesla needs to complete the Performance Upgrade Package due bills for US owners who have been waiting since Performance M3 was introduced.

Recent reply (2 weeks ago) from Tesla customer services regarding the badge and carbon fiber spoiler: “hoping to get those in next couple of months”. It’s a bummer it takes that long to get something as simple. My P3D+ delivery was Sept 2018.

Tesla already has your money.

I wonder how many they can supply logistics wice. Will be some interesting months

Still not available to order in Lithuania and majority of EU 🙁

That is kind of surprising. I wonder what the reasoning behind that is.

Tesla has no delivery infrastructure or service centres there.