Model 3's Non-Leather Steering Wheel

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  1. Kizzy

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    After learning that Model S and X have leather steering wheels as standard, I was concerned about what the Model 3 would have. Though some folks have requested vegan steering wheels for their cars, it was hard for me to imagine the same for the Model 3.

    I sent an email to Tesla sales to ask for more information. The steering wheel on the Model 3 does not have leather. Yay! But the entire car may not be vegan, however. Boo.

    Here's the response:

     
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    That is very helpful and, must say, well considered by Chanel. Most wouldn't think about the adhesives when answering that question.

    Thanks for asking it!
     
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    So does that mean to say that even the Premium interior does not have a leather steering wheel? @TrevP , were you able to touch it??
     
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    Old thread but, now that I've got a scheduled delivery date, here's the latest from my own ISA:

    It has never been brought to my attention what the steering wheel is wrapped with in the Model 3. However, I asked my supervisor and it turns out that the Model 3 is totally vegan friendly! The steering wheel is not wrapped in true leather, but rather the same premium engineered material that’s used for the seats.
    Didn't remember this conversation when I asked so kind of a wasted interaction with the ISA (didn't bring up the adhesives).
     
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    My Model X does not have a leather steering wheel. Tesla did away with that when they went to full synthetic seats.
     
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    Sorry, I had reported that in another thread a while ago.
     
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    I've started a petition on change.org to
    Tesla's Peter Hochholdinger (VP of manufacturing) and Elon Musk to register support for a non-leather steering wheel option for Model 3.

    Please register your support and share. Also, let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions.

    Let's make this happen.
     
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