Dual-Motor Tesla Model 3 “Probably” Coming In July

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk claims that the long-awaited dual-motor Tesla Model 3 will “probably” arrive in July.

Asked on Twitter when the all-wheel drive Model 3 will arrive, Musk revealed that the company needs to achieve its goal of building 5000 Model 3s a week before it considers “adding complexity that would inhibit production ramp.”

Like the dual-motor systems used by the Tesla Model S and Model X, the dual-motor Model 3 will offer an improved range over the rear-wheel drive model while also providing much quicker acceleration. Pricing remains unclear but we can say with confidence Tesla buyers won’t have difficulty spending over $50,000 on a well-equipped dual-motor Model 3.

Interestingly, Tesla is only building the Model 3 in rear-wheel drive guise with the ‘Long Range’ battery pack. Additionally, only a single interior option is currently offered to customers but a second, complete with white upholstery, is in the works.

As the electric carmaker has yet to commence production of entry-level Model 3s, the $35,000 electric sedan is still some way off. What’s more, Tesla believes it will deliver its 200,000th vehicle this year meaning its new customers will no longer be eligible for the government’s $7500 tax credit, making the Model 3 significantly more expensive.

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  • Six_Tymes

    I don’t get the reason why people would want the dual motor setup, other than just to go fast? It will jadd weight and reduce range. I mean this isnt a sports car, where part of the appeal is speed. Adding a dual motor to this would be like making a super charged camry. but who knows, maybe ill change my mind when its out.

    • benT

      “…..who knows…..”

      HELL

      you might even buy 2 !

      • Six_Tymes

        are you ok ben?

        • benT

          benT

          your name is six Tymes ?

          you think my name is bent ??

          your name is “six” ?? offspring of Mr and Mrs Tymes ??

    • Status

      To be honest, I think a superchaged Camry would be worth at least a look.

    • eb110americana

      Reviews seems to say it is a highly competent sport sedan. And at 1000 lbs. or so less than the Model S, that’s not just in a straight line. So why would anyone want an M3 when the 340i already makes 320 hp? Also, don’t forget that much of the US/world live in places where it snows in the winter, so AWD sells cars there.

    • Brian Corbett

      It ADDS to the range!
      Why? Because regenerative braking force is doubled – effectively making normal braking redundant in normal driving.
      I know – I’ve driven the 4wd Tesla S and the range is nearer 400 miles than 250, when driven in towns or winding rural roads: you rarely need to touch the brakes

  • Bash

    AWD?
    No, it’s not.. I really don’t see why having a two motors here!

  • LWOAP

    So Model 3 drag racing videos then? Figures.

  • ENTRY LEVEL MODEL SHOULD BE FIRST TO GIVE CUSTOMERS WHO WANT THAT A CHOICE AND TO STAVE OFF CRITICISM.

  • As long they fix the production problem, sure whey not.

  • Abayomi Olasehinde

    I need to include complexity in certain stages of my work and improve condition of customers.

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