Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance versions got their official EPA ratings last night, which is generally the last step enabling the automaker to start deliveries of the vehicles to customers.
Last weekend, we had already caught a glimpse of the Monroney sticker revealing that the Tesla Model 3 Performance version gets an efficiency rating of 116 MPGe.
The EPA has now confirmed that both the Performance and non-Performance Dual Motor versions have a 116-MPGe rating with 120 MPGe for city driving and 112 MPGe for highway driving.
As for the range, they both get officially rated at 310 miles on a single charge, like the Long Range rear-wheel-drive version, but the dual motor Model 3 vehicles officially have an efficiency of 29 kWh per 100 miles versus 26 kWh per 100 miles for the single motor version.
It leads us to believe that Tesla didn’t request to have the official EPA range estimate reduced for the dual motor versions like it did for the single rear-wheel-drive version.
The EPA-ratings released last night also include electric motor power outputs:
According to CEO Elon Musk, the Model 3 Performance version features the same motors (AC in the front and permanent magnet in the rear) as the dual version, but they are picking the highest rated ones with double the burn-in process to make sure they can handle a higher output.
That’s reflected in the power output ratings listed by the EPA, but it also interestingly shows the same ratings for the rear-motor of the Performance Model 3 as for the one of the rear-wheel-drive single motor Model 3.
It’s likely that those outputs are rated for continuous power while the motors might have different peak power capacities.
Last week, Tesla started shipping Performance Model 3 vehicles to stores around North America in order to build a test drive fleet.
Now that the vehicles officially have an EPA-rating, Tesla should be able to soon start deliveries to customers in the US.
We have recently reported on Tesla preparing to build large batches of Dual Motor Model 3 vehicles based on VIN registrations in response to the demand for the new versions of the electric car.