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From Electrek: Tesla Model 3: comparison of pre-alpha prototype vs new production unit

Discussion in 'News from Electrek.co' started by RSSFeed, Jul 10, 2017.

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      Wow, Fred messed up this comparison.

      The first thing he compares is a CGI rendering at close perspective to a telephoto shot of SN1. You just can't compare things reasonably when the perspectives are that different.
      Then, at the end of the article, he compares the silver alpha to SN1. The good news is that both are long-range telephoto shots, so the perspectives are more closely matched. However, he assumes that both cars have 19" wheels, but we already know that the silver alpha had 20" wheels, so the scaling is all wrong.
      Fred usually does his homework better than this. I hope he decides to correct this article.
       
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        I think a comparison is easiest to do by lining up the wheels. The sizes may be off a bit, but it makes the changes from the Alpha to SN1 easy to spot.

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          You compared two pictures with very different perspectives. That's not valid.

          If you're going to redo the comparison with lined-up wheels, then use the same two photos that Fred used at the end of the article (the two long-range telephoto shots).
           
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          Many others have been noting these issues in the comments to this article at electrek.
          A few people have created their own comparison photos, which seem to be a little more accurate.
          Here are a few:
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            @garsh I too have lost some confidence in Fred over the last few weeks. A couple of days ago he was speculating that the white plastic cover on the roof of the red RC car was hiding a roof top solar charger. This car was out in the middle of nowhere in the bright sun and the are hiding a roof top solar charger? Why wouldn't they be using it, testing it? What The Frunk. o_O
             
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