Tesla’s Model 3 interior is now completely leather-free, including the steering wheel
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Animal activists rejoice: the interior of the Tesla Model 3 is now 100 percent leather-free.
On Saturday, Tesla announced that the Model 3 is now totally free of leather, including the steering wheel. The company has also vowed that its forthcoming Model Y will also be fully vegan when it debuts in 2020.
Model 3 interior is now 100% leather-free pic.twitter.com/2F47zp8A4T
— Tesla (@Tesla) August 31, 2019
Animal rights groups have been urging the automaker to rid its cars of animal-derived material for years. PETA representatives brought up the issue at the company’s most recent shareholder meeting, prompting Tesla CEO Elon Musk to promise to comply. But making a leather-free steering wheel seemed to be a sticking point — until…