0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
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.
Amazing work by Tesla team. Built entire new general assembly line in 3 weeks w minimal resources. Love u guys so much! Pic of 1st Model 3 dual motor performance coming off the line … pic.twitter.com/Xr55P3fmGd
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 16, 2018
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.