As Tesla Model 3 vehicles start to get into more hands, it looks like the “friend non-disclosure agreement” that appeared to prevent more in-depth first looks at the early production cars is starting to lift.
Now closer walkaround videos of new deliveries are starting to emerge.
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For the past two months, Model 3 deliveries have been mainly for Tesla employees in California, but we are now starting to see more deliveries across the US – though still to employees, or family members of employees, or people close to the company.
Some of those people appear to be more inclined to document their experience with the vehicle and now a few videos are starting to hit the internet.
Here’s one from a delivery in Austin, Texas. Matt Holm, who is not the owner of the car but he made the video, claims that is the first delivery of a Model 3 outside of California:
We are not really learning anything new in terms of features, but they spent a lot of time playing with the user interface, which was interesting.
It clearly shows that it’s far from a finished version and the Model 3 desperately needs a few software updates. It looks like Tesla is still adapting its current Model S and Model X user applications to the Model 3.
Another closer look at Model 3 comes from OCDetailing, who have been known as experts in applying Opti-Coat Pro coatings on Tesla’s previous vehicles. They got their hands on a Model 3 and managed to get together a pretty interesting first look video:
We get one of the best looks so far at the storage space, locking and unlocking system, seats and more.
If anything, it’s something to get reservation holders even more excited ahead of regular customer deliveries, which are expected to start in just a few weeks.
A few signs that the automaker is working on a broader rollout emerged this week with Tesla updating its mobile app to support Model 3 and working on its customer-facing Model 3 design studio.