|Courtesy Robert DeLucia @ www.vetaxi.com/|
Mr. DeLucia runs several livery services, including a collection of Tesla vehicles for his "White Glove" VETaxi service. He was charging his Model X at the Effingham Supercharger in Illinois, when he noticed the covered car. Long a follower of Tesla, he recognized immediately what it was.
Rumors of a large fleet of release-candidate Model 3s prowling the secured facility have raised hopes that production is on schedule.
Why Tesla has been so careful about covering the Model 3 during charge sessions is curious. The cars have been driven without camouflage and bearing clear Tesla badges for some time now, but rarely have they been parked without cover.
Even when Tesla was caught testing (what we think has become) Autopilot 2 hardware near Pittsburgh exactly one year ago, they didn't make any attempt to hide the new sensors while Supercharging.
Shortly after this picture was taken, another Model 3 was caught Supercharging without a cover on and a clearer view of the new charge port door.
Love my #Tesla S70D! Today while Supercharging I found #Model3 #TeslaModel3 doing the same thing! Can't wait 4 1? https://t.co/SjEhR9w40s pic.twitter.com/Y2LuAaAj88— Jas Summers (@jassummers) May 22, 2017
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