TeslaMondo has occasionally wondered aloud whether Tesla could pull off the world’s first wiki car, a car not just configured online but designed online, at least in part, by prospective customers, with Tesla offering guidance and feedback about the pros/cons/ramifications as the project takes shape. Well, as Tesla enters the final “tweaking” stage of Model ☰, it seems a good opportunity to experiment with the idea.
People are already posting alternate Model ☰ nose designs. Why couldn’t Tesla choose three finalists from among its own designs and the amateur renderings, and put them up for a final online vote? The ballot could be restricted to Model ☰ reservation holders, to keep it pure. What’s the risk in such a move? It seems we’re almost there anyway, given the real time dialogue with Musk on Twitter and the renderings popping up in forums, which Tesla does peruse. Why not just make it “a thing”?