I wonder why Tesla did such a current trend looking car when they have the opportunity to break ground in the aerodynamic.The people are so enthusiastics and Elon promised a revolution after having said that everything else was given (electronics, batteries, safety)
The only thing missing is aerodynamic that would improve range by roughly 15% for the same battery capacity. That is a lot for the sake of style. Everything else would be the same. This could translate by more profits for Tesla, more range for us, less lithium mines, lighter car, cheaper car, etc.
I am almost sure that with proper care for look, after aerodynamic, the M3 would have been acclaimed as well. Most early adopters are technically versed and aerodynamics would have been a plus.
At first I though that look and accelerations was utterly important for sales but:
Prius sell by millions copies does not look particulary good has small wheel, accelerate just ok etc, it's good thing are good inside space and to help the environnement.
Leaf sell well too and is years behind.
So why hold back with a look that will not stand out for many years ? (look awesome still) I have a gen 1 insight and I find it look really good, because it's efficient. This car make sense even if there is a lot of compromises. I dont beleive that every car will look the same being aerodynamic, birds come in differents look and most are efficient, same for fish like tuna and shark, both are really slippery and fast but look entirely different.
Just my opinion here, I just want to hear/read what others think about this.