Submitted by Bluesday Afternoon on April 11, 2016
Obviously the number of reservations is both a surprise and concern to Tesla (350,000 and increasing dramatically). Tesla admits to being surprised as noted by Elon's tweet to now having to quickly rewrite production plans. Tesla must also be concerned with the ramp up on generating and ordering parts. The public's response accelerates everything! As a Model S owner and early reservation holder for the Model 3, I'm a little concerned about the quality of the first 15-20,000 production 3's. To be honest, I'm surprised by my concern. This is not the way a beta trained Tesla owner should feel. Oh, how I envy the Roadster and Model S owners.