Tesla’s newly revealed Model 3 electric sedan will have a massive 15-inch touchscreen, which reportedly is going to be supplied by LG Electronics.
Tesla’s 35,000 dollars electric Model 3 made quite an impression among the brand’s enthusiasts, as there were already 276,000 prospective customers who made a reservation and placed a refundable deposit of 1,000 dollars by the end of Saturday. This is quite an impressive achievement for the automaker, and definitely way beyond its expectations, but many analysts have expressed concerns about the company’s ability to meet the demand. Tesla said it would begin to deliver the first Model 3 units in late 2017, also hoping from the sedan to boost firm’s overall production to 500,000 vehicles per year by the end of the decade.
On his tweeter account, Elon Musk said the Model 3 would be RWD, with dual motor AWD optional, mentioning that “even RWD will have great traction on ice due to fast torque response of Tesla drivetrain.” But the affordable “green” sedan will also have a massive touchscreen on board and Reuters reported that LG Display would be the provider, stealing the contract from another unnamed supplier. “LG Display is a sole supplier for the 15-plus inch centre display of Model 3,” a source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, adding that another company currently makes the central displays for Tesla’s Model S and Model X.