Tesla Model 3 Teardown: Interior, and HVAC system

Unique design and functions of the Model 3, based on Munro teardown survey data



Panoramic view of the Tesla Model 3 cockpit

  This report introduces the features of the Tesla Model 3 interior and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, as revealed by the Munro teardown analysis. The vehicle interior components outside the scope of this teardown analysis report include infotainment devices such as the touch screen display and audio system and the steering and safety devices such as the airbag system, steering wheel, and pedals.

  The design of the Model 3 interior is unquestionably simple. Unlike Tesla’s other models that have already been launched to market such as the Model S and Model X, the design of the Model 3 is distinguished by an instrument panel that is void of cluster meters and air conditioning vents. In lieu of conventional air conditioning louvers, the Model 3 has a unique HVAC airflow mechanism located at the back of the instrument panel, and the HVAC system has been designed to use a compressor with low operating noise to ensure the quietness associated with an electric vehicle.

  In recent years, the integration of various control functions via HMI (Human Machine Interface) touch screen displays is rapidly evolving, but compared to other EV models it can be said that the HMI of the Tesla Model 3 is the most evolved. This report also introduces a number of points identified throughout the vehicle that reflects the interior’s design simplicity and associated lean design concepts.


  MarkLines is in cooperation with the Detroit-based vehicle benchmark engineering company Munro. Munro produces reports based on teardown analyses of various vehicles. The company scrutinizes detailed specifications such as the weight and dimensions of various parts, as well as costs. For detailed information, please make an inquiry through the following site.

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Tesla Model 3 Teardown: Motor, Inverter, and Battery (March 2019)
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