When Tesla unveiled the Model 3 in early 2016, people were shocked at the minimalism and simplicity of the car's interior. Everything in the car is controlled through a single touchscreen.
When compared to a 2016 BMW 3 series, the difference is striking.
*This article comes to us courtesy of EVANNEX (which also makes aftermarket Tesla accessories). Guest Blog Post: Galileo Russell*. Posted by Matt Pressman.
The reason for Tesla's departure from industry norms can be analyzed from two different angles.
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The first reason is Tesla's newcomer status. The company has no legacy to attach itself to — therefore they were able to start from scratch when designing the Model 3. This is a big reason Tesla was able to (so easily) depart from the status quo.