Tesla Sets Up New Production Line, Builds First Model 3 Dual Motor Performance

Tesla’s problems with Model 3 production are widely known at this point but the company has been slowing ramping up production over the past few months.

Production should significantly increase in the future as Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to reveal the company has built an all-new production line in just three weeks. Crediting his team with doing “amazing work,” Musk said the new production line was built using “minimal resources” and is already churning out Model 3s.

One of the first cars off the new assembly line was the Model 3 Dual Motor Performance which was announced less than a month ago. As the name suggests, the high-performance model has two electric motors and Musk has previously said the car can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Musk suggested the Model 3 Dual Motor Performance will cost around $78,000 and have a range of 310 miles (499 km) on a single charge. While the car costs more than twice as much as the base Model 3 – which still isn’t in production – Musk said pricing is on par with the BMW M3 but the Model 3 DMP is “15% quicker” and has better handling.

Tesla fans with more modest budgets can order the standard Model 3 Dual Motor. The second electric motor is a $5,000 option and it enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds before topping out at 140 mph (225 km/h). This means the car is 0.6 seconds faster to 60 mph (96 km/h) than the rear-wheel drive Model 3 with the long range battery. Speaking of the latter, the Model 3 Dual Motor also has a range of 310 miles (499 km).

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