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Old 04-03-2016, 10:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Stubby79 View Post
It needs something back there to stop it just being another boring looking grocery getter. Perhaps if it were a hatchback or otherwise not swept down so much...?
It is a hatchback, it just doesn't appear that way. I'd much prefer it to have an efficient aerodynamic shape than to look less boring. I spend less than 1% of my time looking at the car from the outside, and it would be more annoying to have reduced range just to get kids to look and point at the car as it creeps to the nearest charging station.

Perhaps they could have designed it for both aesthetics and efficiency, but in my mind they go hand in hand. The Model S looks fantastic. The Model 3 isn't bad looking either.

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