Source seems to be a blogger that used a Tesla press release as his source.
Actual channel numbers…
Actual numbers for month for Tesla about 8k (maybe) units in a very slow month
Did see my first confirmed Model 3 up close a few days ago. Being winched onto the back of a tow truck after been totaled in an accident. Given how bashed in the front was I first thought it had run into one of the support columns of the Central Freeway. But looking at the debris field it soon became obvious it had run into another vehicle. Of which there was no sign. So must have run into the back corner of a delivery truck or semi trailer. I had seen that happen before. The car was totaled but the truck undamaged apart from scratches and paint smears. After the exchange of insurance info the truck driver drove off to finish his deliveries but the car needed towing. If lucky the Model 3 maybe a salvage title. If not, a complete write off and to the breakers yard. In this case the frame was so bent up the tow truck guy had to whack the back wheels with a sledge hammer to get them to run straight as he winched.
It turns out I had seen a few Model 3’s previously but they are such nondescript looking cars that they look like just some crappy cheap looking Korean of Chinese low end car. Or GM cars from about 20 years ago. Look like an unfinished design, basically shoddy looking, giving a real cheap and slapped together vibe. Both the VM Passat and the Honda Accord, both far cheaper cars, look far more stylish and substantial cars. The Model 3 does not look like a $50K car, it looks like some el cheapo, sub $15K car that is targeted at those people who can only buy bottom of the barrel cars advertised by the 'Bad Credit / No Credit" car dealers on late night TV.
Not surprised they have so many issues. Wont be surprised if they are as bad as the worst GM cars. Might even be bad enough to be covered by the “Lemon Laws”.