Tesla is ramping up production of its all-important small car.
The American electric car maker's enigmatic owner, Elon Musk, this week revealed via twitter that the electric up-start would start production of the all-wheel drive, dual motor Model 3.
Tesla has so far been plagued by production issues during the electric car company's mission to bring the affordable mainstream Model 3 to market.
Tesla will enable orders end of next week for dual motor AWD & performance. Starting production of those in July. Air suspension prob next year.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2018
Musk has previously used his favourite medium – Twitter – to update the public about the Model 3's progress. During October, 2017, Musk tweeted that the company was in "production hell" as it tried to streamline Model 3 production.
Tesla has also been forced to stop production several times to clear bottlenecks along the line. Musk even went as far to say that he had too much automation on the line and that humans are underrated.
The company's production woes have previously fallen well short of the brand's lofty aspirations of 2500 Model 3s per week by March, 2018, which has caused Tesla to post record losses as revenue continues to fall short of forecasts.
However, with Musk claiming that orders for the higher-specification dual motors will start towards the end of May and that production of the AWD models will commence in July could signal the end of the brand's production woes.
While Tesla has not yet revealed any mechanical specifications for the dual motor Model 3, the range-topping small car will offer upscaled performance much like the larger Model S and Model X, both of which now only offer dual motor layouts.
Australian customers eager to get in a dual-motor Model 3 will have to wait until at least 2019 with the brand's local website detailing that right-hand drive production won't begin until an unspecified time in 2019. Wait times will more than likely extend into 2020, wait times for the current Model 3 are between 12-18 months if you order today.