At this year’s Tesla annual shareholder meeting, Elon Musk announced his commitment to make all Tesla models vegan. Now it looks like Musk is making good on his promise; Tesla just debuted a new leather-free Model 3 interior which doesn’t compromise on design.
Tesla already offered synthetic leather seats as an option in its Model 3, Model X and Model S vehicles, however, the steering wheels remained leather. Now with an updated synthetic leather steering wheel, the Model 3 is finally vegan. This is the car innovator’s response to pressures from PETA activists. According to TechCrunch, Musk admitted that he had wanted to implement the changes earlier, however “some challenges when heating the non-leather material and also how well it wears over time” necessitated more prolonged trials and testing.
Tesla is committed to making the Model Y leather-free by 2020 and other models could follow suite.
On this episode of The Dropcast, we are joined by Pat Peltier, founder and designer of bootleg-inspired brand Bandulu. They go through the week’s latest drops, including the Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike By You Blazers, Stone Island’s fall collection, and our latest drop with Chinatown Market.