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First Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Rolls off the Line

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/19/2018 Motor Trend Staff
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Tesla has begun production on the dual-motor Tesla Model 3. It only took 3 weeks to produce the all-new assembly line for the Model 3, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Musk announced the news on Twitter earlier this week.

The higher-performance version of the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Tesla Model 3 will hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, the automaker says. Another variant, however, will take 4.5 seconds to reach 60 mph. It will also have a top speed of 140 mph, whereas the new performance version will reach 155 mph. Both versions will boast a range of 310 miles per charge.

Tesla has now cut 9 percent of its workforce; however, production of the Model 3 will not be affected. Musk wrote in a company email revealed earlier this month, "We have made the difficult decision to let go of approximately 9% of our colleagues across the company."

Tesla failed to hit its production goals for the Model 3 by the end of the first quarter. Now, Tesla is trying to hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars by the end of this month.

Source: Tesla

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