Tesla Model 3
People wait in line at a Tesla Motors dealership to place deposits on the electric car company’s mid-priced Model 3 in La Jolla, California March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Tesla has revealed that the Model 3 is a simpler car to manufacture than most of its other cars. Hence, there are likely to be few first-release issues than what the manufacturers faced with the Model S and Model X. Tesla has to make sure it fixes quality control issues for Model 3 as 400,000 buyers won’t be forgiving as they eagerly wait for the car to arrive.

Up to now, Tesla car owners have been most-forgiving as they understand Tesla vehicles are unique and use advanced technologies. Not anymore as the Tesla Model 3 is much simpler than some of the company’s other electric vehicles. Of course, the car maker has got to go a long way before it can catch-up with more established automakers in terms of reliability and overall build quality, reports BGR.

Just like its fame, Tesla vehicles have also been severely criticised for faults in production line and other worrisome issues with the tech. Somehow it has been able to withstand negative publicity with respect to its quality control issues. The Tesla Model 3 is expected to launch late 2017 and it is the company’s first effort at an electric vehicle for the mass market. Tesla cannot go wrong here.

Whenever it’s the mass market a company is catering to, the margin for error is little. A typical buyer who will be spending US$35,000 (AU$50,000 approx) on the Tesla Model 3 won’t allow the company to easily get off the hook if he/she faces the problems Tesla Model S or Model X owners faced. Thankfully, the Tesla Model 3 is on track, slated for a late 2017 release.

Auto analysts recently had a chance to interview Tesla’s Vice-President of Investor Relations, Jeff Evanson. He helped the analysts better understand the company fourth quarter performance, writes Electrek. Evanson was pretty optimistic about the Tesla Model 3.