Friday, April 1, 2016

Why is the Tesla Model 3's dashboard so weird?

Judging from the $200 million in deposits Tesla has already raked in, the Model 3 has quickly found its fans in the last 24 hours — so quickly, in fact, that Elon Musk is openly wondering how he'll make all those cars.

Don't get me wrong, the car looks nice (complaints about the grille-less front end aside). And from the all-too-brief moment I spent in it as a passenger last night, I get the impression that this is probably going to be a great car, just like the Model S before it. But I can't stop thinking about the dashboard, a spartan expanse of absolutely nothing broken only by a steering wheel and a plain 15-inch touchscreen on a floating mount that looks like it could've been pulled off a Lenovo workstation pilfered from an office...

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