It’s not just the Model 3’s center console that has sparked conversations among the electric car community. The wheels of the vehicle have also become a point of interest for Tesla enthusiasts. Much of this is due to what appear to be the new Model 3 wheels, which now look slightly different compared to their classic 19-inch sport wheels.
The new wheels, initially shared on the EV blog Electrek, appear to be roughly the same size as conventional 19 ″ sport rims. However, they are significantly flatter, suggesting that the new wheels can be optimized for efficiency. The new wheels are also very interesting in that all their spokes do not have the same shape. This, combined with the look of the new wheels, inspired suggestions that they could be Tesla’s new Aero covers for the Model 3.
Similar to the new center console, the newly spotted Model 3 wheels also received polarizing feedback from the Tesla community, with a number of owners noting that the previous 19-inch sports wheels looked much better. That being said, it’s worth noting that the new Model 3 wheels look a lot like the Model S Slipstream wheels, which are sold today by Tesla as part of its winter tire set.
As several Tesla owners have noted, the polarizing reception from the company’s enthusiasts is roughly in shape for the electric car maker. After all, other Tesla creations received mixed reviews when they were unveiled, only to be well accepted later. A good example of this is the Cybertruck, which has divided the electric vehicle community to such an extent that some Tesla owners have called out the electric car maker about the vehicle. Almost a year later, the Cybertruck is pretty much accepted, as indicated by its massive reservation list.