Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance Arriving First so Tesla Doesn’t Lose Money

Like the standard Tesla Model 3, the more expensive all-wheel-drive model will arrive first.

With Model 3 production finally improving and customers getting their cars, Tesla recently announced a $78,000 performance version of the all-electric sedan. Now, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the Tesla Model 3 AWD Performance will go to production before the standard AWD model so that the company doesn’t lose money. It’s a similar strategy that was used for initial production, with only the long-range model being offered.

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That means those that are interested in purchasing the all-wheel-drive Model 3 will have to shell out quite a bit of cash, unless they are willing to wait for the non-Performance version. And sadly, the $35,000 entry-level Model 3 may not arrive until next year now, as Tesla continues focusing on selling higher-priced variants first while improving production.

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