I understand that these people are highly regarded in the auto industry but I can see some old-world resistance to change.
After viewing this video several times, it is quite apparent that the only thing he and I share are the same first name.
His immediate attitude (snickering and negative comments) are obviously Tech resistant and or he may not see the approach that Tesla has in their design.
The concept with the front hood access to disconnect the high voltage from the battery can be viewed several ways.
One is that in case of collision he would prefer a mechanical system to release the front hood latch.
The front crumple zone would most likely be crumpled. Do you think that in the situation of a severe accident where all the 12 volt power is lost that the fire department is going to start looking for a release handle or mess with a 12 volt battery to release the hood?
They are more likely to use a pry bar and pop the front hood in 5 second, and cut the high voltage access cables, if the hood isn’t already torn off from the impact.
For question of the rear doors having only a 12v switch to open them from the inside , and no mechanical lever.
What shape will the doors be in after an impact that disables the 12 V system, jammed shut?, wouldn’t a mechanical system also be damaged and inoperable.?& what about rear door child locks?
Other means of escape are possible too - climbing through the front seat or out the rear trunk , also breaking the glass and using the exterior handle if one of the rear doors isn’t damaged beyond opening.
It appears he is evaluating a very early M3 .
As a line waiter & reservation holder - I have been following the Model 3 forums very closely and reading up on the reviews by new Model 3 owners and they are mostly satisfied, with some complaints, but very few.
@ Joe – I’m jealous - I wish I was able to have seen one up close.For those Interested
here is a link to an interesting posting on the Tesla Motors Club Model 3 forumFor Model 3 Owners - How many Miles & Problems have you had?https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/for-owners-of-the-3-how-many-miles-do-you-currently-have-and-how-many-problems.107872/#post-2546921
Patiently waiting on the Model 3