Tesla is reportedly planning to update its Model 3 electric sedan.

According to media reports, Tesla is planning several changes to the Model 3. The new features will include a brand new center console and a powered trunk lift, among other things. The changes will reportedly be made to all Model 3 cars, at Tesla’s manufacturing plants in Shanghai, China and Freemont, California.

Here is a list of all the reported upgrades coming to the Model 3.

  • A new steering wheel.
  • Center Console 2.0.
  • New headlights and taillights.
  • Powered trunk gate.
  • A heat pump.
  • New windows with double panes.

Tesla recently updated the Model 3’s frunk. (That’s the front trunk, for anyone not up on EV terminology.) That change was made to apparently make room to install the new heat pump. Tesla has already introduced that particular feature into their Model Y electric SUV. Tesla also recently updated the Model Y’s taillights.

Earlier this year, Tesla vehicles were ranked last in terms of quality in a survey conducted by J.D. Power. Tesla vehicles were found to have an average of 250 problems per 100 vehicles. That was much higher than most traditional automakers scored.

The Model 3 updates might be officially announced at Tesla’s upcoming Battery Day event.  It’s currently scheduled to take place on September 22. The company is expected to announce new breakthroughs in their battery technology.

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