Tesla says that it should be able to deliver its first production Model 3 next month, and also noted that itll expose the Model 3 configurator at that time. The configurator wont offer a lot of choice, nonetheless Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned at a shareholder meeting on Tuesday that itll basically let you pick what colour and what size wheels you want.
The plan is to reveal additional configuration alternatives over hour, but Musk noted that this simplification came from the lessons from the launch of the Model X, which offered lane too many options initially, increasing manufacturing intricacy significantly. The Model 3 configuration has intentionally been continued simple at launch to help with production volume, but reveals of other configuration options will happen on a staged timeline after the company induces sure it gets everything right.
Theres a large backlog that Tesla must be free to get through, Musk noted at the session, which is a good reason to keep things simple. He said that if you pre-order a Model 3 today, you likely wont receive a auto until the end of next year, and he added that the line is only growing, so that postponement shouldnt discourage anyone from putting down cash towards a reservation.