A month after opening orders for the Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance versions, Tesla has yet to deliver the vehicle.
That’s about to change based on the Model 3 VINs that Tesla is registering since they are mostly all dual motor vehicles these days.
Yesterday, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla produced 100 Model 3 Performance vehicles.
Those vehicles are reportedly for Tesla’s Model 3 test drive fleet, but the first vehicles for customers are expected “soon”.
Tesla has recently been registering a lot of Model 3 VINs with NTHSA – at a record rate despite already having a significant backlog of registered VINs.
The latest batch registered today pushed the total of Model 3 VINs registered in less than two weeks in July to over 13,000:
#Tesla registered 6,032 new #Model3 VINs. ~100% estimated to be dual motor. Highest VIN is 69601. https://t.co/rVcbmKt2r0
— Model 3 VINs (@Model3VINs) July 11, 2018
It certainly means that Tesla is preparing to make a major batch of Model 3 Dual Motor/Performance vehicles, but it doesn’t give us a good idea of the timing.
Tesla has a reserve of registered Model 3 VINs.
The highest VIN registered is 69,601, but Tesla is still delivering Model 3 with VINs tens of thousands below that.
But the rate at which Tesla registers more of them is a good indication of what Tesla is about to produce and now it points toward producing a lot of Model 3 vehicles with dual motors.
Tesla has been rapidly moving away from its ‘anti-selling’ of the Model 3 with a new sales commission for its staff when selling the Performance version and moving away from the reservation process.
These moves come after Tesla achieved a production rate of 5,000 Model 3 vehicles in a week, but now the market is looking to see if they can maintain it.
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