Oh the enjoyment, a subject we discuss all an excessive amount of, however for good motive. Has Tesla improved its high quality management? Extra particularly, are just lately delivered Tesla Model Y crossovers much-improved compared to early models?
You may simply put collectively a number of anecdotal proof that proves Tesla’s vehicles are a train wreck. Simply the identical, yow will discover a number of movies and sources boasting about near-perfect Teslas. Hopefully, we will agree that Tesla appears to have some points with high quality management and consistency, and this appears to be very true of the Mannequin Y.
Let’s needless to say the media and monetary markets appear to solely care about a number of issues relating to Tesla: Can it ship a file variety of vehicles, can it make cheaper EVs, and may it file a revenue? Blended in with these expectations, we see loads of articles about Tesla’s horrible fit-and-finish.
We’ll exit on a limb right here and say that we predict Tesla might in all probability construct vehicles with opulent interiors that mirror Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. It might additionally decelerate deliveries, ramp up its high quality management group, spend extra money, and ship vehicles with the utmost match and end. Whereas the media is perhaps comfortable to listen to in regards to the enhancements, it might be sad in regards to the elevated value and declining gross sales.
Nevertheless, sadly, Tesla has realized that most individuals who purchase its vehicles could not automotive much less about world-class inside opulence and German-luxury-level match and end. As a substitute, they need vehicles with lengthy vary, quick charging, a charging network, distinctive efficiency, high-tech options, and an affordable value. If Tesla had been to construct vehicles with Audi-level interiors and legendary match and end, they’d value extra and ship much less.
With that mentioned, none of it’s any excuse for Tesla to be delivering vehicles with ripped upholstery, inside stains, dent and dings, chipping paint, damaged door handles and hatches, and so forth. Vehicles with issues like this ought to be caught by high quality management lengthy earlier than they find yourself in a brand new proprietor’s driveway, that’s, if Tesla truly has a high quality management division, however that is a unique story for a unique day.
We are able to solely hope that whereas Tesla continues to work towards cheaper vehicles, elevated delivieres, and extra revenue, it may possibly by some means additionally guarantee that every one patrons will take supply of high-quality vehicles. It is a delicate balancing act, nevertheless it’s additionally an expectation that must be met, and sooner relatively than later.
Take a look at the Mannequin Y within the video above. It was simply delivered on September 30, 2020. Would you be pleased with it? Would you ship it again or demand repairs? Tell us within the remark part under.