Redesigned Tesla Model 3 Is Called Project Highland, Report Claims

Tesla is reportedly working on a tweaked version of its popular Model 3 electric vehicle (EV) with the project carrying the codename Project Highland within the company.

The updated Model 3 is expected to be released towards the end of next year, with Reuters reporting that Tesla’s main aim is to try and reduce the number of components that are required to get a car onto the road.

That would allow for cheaper and potentially faster manufacturing, two things that Tesla could undoubtedly benefit from.

One focus of the redesign codenamed “Highland” is to reduce the number of components and complexity in the interior of the Model 3 while focusing on features that Tesla buyers value, including the display, according to the people, who asked not to be named because the revamp has not been announced.

As for what the redesign will entail beyond that, and what the external changes will look like, Reuters doesn’t share any more details. But the report does say that production of the refreshed model should begin in Shanghai and Fremont in the third quarter of 2023.

If that all pans out, we can expect the cars to be available in late 2023. Tesla is yet to confirm the extent of Project Highland, however, so we’ll have to wait before we can say for sure what this redesign will offer.

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