Tesla’s Model 3 is the top-selling plug-in electric car in the world. Since the model’s debut in 2017, Tesla has sold nearly 400,000 Model 3s. It’s easy to see why, considering the car can drive between 250 (Standard Range model) and 320 miles (Long Range) without a charge. In 2018, Popular Mechanics named the Model 3 its Car of the Year, while Automobile magazine awarded it Design of the Year.
Those accolades, though, have been accompanied by troubling accidents. Some Model 3s are equipped with Tesla’s self-driving mode, known as Autopilot. Vehicles with Autopilot have been involved in several fatal crashes over the years, leading some to question the software’s safety, and to criticize the way Tesla markets its self-driving technology.