Getting Ready For Model 3: Exclusive Tesla Book Review.
The author Roger S. Pressman already knows a thing or two about Tesla vehicles having owned a Model S for four years and is currently the founder of EVANNEX who sell aftermarket accessories for Tesla vehicles. Roger is also involved with the Electric Vehicle University and is a editor and publisher of other books concerning EV vehicles.
Striking a happy medium
From the off, the book states that it is not a definitive guide to the Tesla model 3, but a culmination of information gleaned online from various forums, blogs, auto magazines, websites and social media along with a background to the vehicle without getting too techie. This I think is one of the books benefits, as it strikes a happy medium between giving you information about the technology and workings of the vehicle without over facing the reader. If you really want to get into the technical aspects of a battery electric vehicle(BEV), the technical data can be found elsewhere. This book I think aims at the average car driver who wants to know a little more about these vehicles. For example a few page outline batteries, volts and amps and how they work in general which is more understandable than what I learnt at school about electricity. Same examples, just better explained here. So a nice easing into the schooling aspect makes me want to learn more.
The book introduces the reader to the differences from a gas powered vehicle to a BEV, the possible design features that will be in store on the model 3, that skateboard design platform, drivetrain, motors, interior and other Tesla and BEV features such as the increased internal volume, the front trunk 'Frunk', display technology which will replace an instrument cluster, along with touching on some of the sensor technology, which is coming along with autopilot functionality. The book also covers the safety aspects of a BEV, giving the example of a Model S saving teenagers who went airborne for over 80 feet and landed nose first. In a regular vehicle the engine would have crushed them. With self driving becoming a reality, this aspect of Tesla's features will become more of a focus and priority.