Tesla discontinues Model 3 Long Range RWDby Justin King
The configuration had already been taken "off menu" last year.
As expected, Tesla has officially discontinued the rear-wheel-drive Model 3 Long Range.
Inaugurating the Model 3 lineup when it arrived in 2017, the RWD Long Range configuration was taken "off menu" months ago. An report now claims some buyers have been notified that production has ended for now.
The company presumably aimed to simplify production by splitting the Model 3 lineup into the entry-level RWD 'Standard Range Plus' variant and the more expensive all-wheel-drive Long Range and Performance trims.
The discontinued variant had featured an EPA-estimated range of 325 miles, with a zero-to-60 mph benchmark of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph.
After streamlining production, the company is reportedly maintaining a delivery rate of 1,000 units per day and aims to set a new quarterly record.