There has been a lot of chatter all over the Tesla/EV sites about the Model 3. Will it have this or will it have that? One of the latest is a comparison chart between the Model S and the Model 3. We’re being told that the Model 3 is NOT a smaller Model S. We’re told that it will have less than 100 ways to configure it, so less options than the Model S. Well here is my theory and I would love to know if any of you have thought the same thing. I am under the opinion that Tesla DID intend the Model 3 to be a smaller Model S with comparable options. I think Tesla saw the M3 as a continuation of their incredible premium EV line, but then came over 375,000 reservations for the M3. Those reservations made Tesla have to re-think the car. I think they realized that there would be no way they could spend the time building a Model 3 they had initially envisioned and still get them out to the over 370,000 reservation holders in a timely manner. Tesla immediately realized that they were going to have to do some major work on streamlining production of the Model 3. And that meant that the Model 3 initially envisioned by Tesla had to be down scaled to something they could produce quickly. So the resulting Model 3 might be nice to look at and ride in, but void of any embellishments to make the car the sweet ride that a lot of buyers are looking to own. The first 375,000 reservation holders will see few options for the Model 3, but after that, the car will see more options like the Model S. What do you think?