Tesla's Record Model 3 Production Week: Registering 3000 New VINs and Performance Version
Last week was a roller coaster week for Tesla. Consider the Model X crash the week before last. Then came the NTSB investigation. After that the TSLA stock dropped nearly 25 percent. Then came the 1st quarter results, in which Tesla reported that it didn't meet the Model 3 target production numbers. However, that report also highlighted Model 3's positive production trend.
After Tesla announced that it reached a production rate of 2,000 Model 3 vehicles per week at the end of the first quarter, the company registered a record 4,793 new Model 3 VINs with NHTSA yesterday and another 2,915 VINs today:
— Model 3 VINs (@Model3VINs) April 6, 2018
In other news, Tesla began testing the twin-engine version of the Model 3.
According to Electrek, Tesla began testing the dual motor "Performance" version of the Model 3 on a race track.
According to the publication, the new modification will be called Model 3 "Performance". In addition to the second electric motor mounted on the rear axle, this new version of the Model 3 will receive 20-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot tires, increased brakes and air suspension.