Past Tesletter articles

2024 Tesla Model 3 Highland First Drive: Making Real Improvements

MotorTrend got their hands on a Model 3 Highland. The car retained its battery and motors but showcased exterior changes, tighter panel gaps improving aerodynamics, and enhanced aesthetic appeal. Interior modifications include replacing the former “wood” trim with textured cloth, introducing touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel, and remodeling of the rear seats for better comfort. Despite retaining the same motors, the 2024 model offers a quieter ride, significantly reducing road, tire, and wind noise for a luxurious driving experience. The article also contains a gallery of really high-quality photos of the car.

From issue #288

High beam updates in 2024.2 for the new Model 3

The 2024.2 update brings security enhancements but also introduces new functionality for the new Model 3: adaptive high beams. By using the cameras to detect other road users and selectively dimming individual pixels of the headlights, it allows for the high beams to remain on longer, enabling better visibility at night without bothering others.

From issue #301

Highland after 2k km

A Redditor shares their love for the Model 3, highlighting its vastly improved build quality, suspension, and reduced interior noise, especially noting its quietness on highways. They have two main complaints: the awkward use of indicators on roundabouts due to the steering wheel’s position and the inefficiency of Teslavision for parking, which they find more of a hindrance than a help. Despite these issues, they are overall pleased with their choice, particularly favoring the new stealth grey color.

From issue #294

Highland ambient light

Nice video demonstrating how the ambient light selection works in the new Model 3 Highland.

From issue #291

Highland now available in the USA

It’s here! The refreshed Model 3 (aka Highland) is now available in the USA. If you were waiting for it, order yours now.

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From issue #299

Model 3 Highland seeing in California

This isn’t something new, except this time it isn’t wearing any covering. Some people don’t like the new front; I personally think it’s 🔥.

From issue #288

Refreshed 3 vs the old Model 3

Sawyer just tweeted a detailed list of what is new in the Model 3 Highland, which can be ordered in the US since last week. If you are interested, take a look!

From issue #300

Tesla Model 3 ‘Highland’ spotted testing in the U.S. uncovered

The Tesla Model 3 “Highland” has been spotted testing in the U.S. without any disguise, indicating it’s in a late stage of development. Although the model has been released in other markets, its U.S. launch is pending, possibly awaiting regulatory approval, and is speculated for early 2024. Tesla has not officially announced a release date for the U.S. market.

From issue #290

Tesla's Highland Model 3 is now in European inventory

Inventory cars offer a convenient option for those looking to skip the wait and get their desired model more quickly. It’s encouraging to see that the Highland is occasionally popping up in European inventories, providing another avenue for potential buyers on that continent.

From issue #287

Tesla's Model 3 Highland 'Ludicrous' discovered in configurator

Many Tesla enthusiasts are scrutinizing the Tesla App and website for possible new additions and leaks. In this case, they have spotted the Model 3 Ludicrous variant in the source code for the online configurator. Some of the details there seem to indicate a 310-mile range, a top speed of 162 mph, and a swift 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.2 seconds. It’s possible these aren’t the real specs; we can’t be sure until Tesla officially releases it. In another hint, this source code appears in both the European and US versions of the store, so maybe in this case, they plan a simultaneous release in both markets.

From issue #308