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    AWD orders?

    With rumors of the Model X going ahead - anyone know when we can put in for a Model S with AWD order? Been holding off for this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnagpal View Post
    With rumors of the Model X going ahead - anyone know when we can put in for a Model S with AWD order? Been holding off for this...
    One would think if Tesla has the capability to manufacture an AWD Model X on August 4th (when the plant reopens), it would be reasonable to believe Tesla would have the capability to manufacture an AWD S as soon as August 4th. If you want to speculate further, it would be reasonable to announce an AWD S three days before the factory re-opens. And that date would be the July 31st, which is the earnings call.

    Just conjecture on my part. But, I do not believe you will have to hold off much longer.
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    There are other threads on TMC about the AWD Model S but nobody knows exactly when Tesla will start producing the AWD Model S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffy.Roma View Post
    There are other threads on TMC about the AWD Model S but nobody knows exactly when Tesla will start producing the AWD Model S.
    ... or if ...
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    I would LOVE AWD!!

    Two MAJOR advantages I hadn't really considered until recently are;

    1- MUCH less tire wear since I'm ONLY 'braking' with my rear wheels ~95% of the time...

    2- Higher efficiency? I would imagine that the Front and Rear drive trains would be geared differently so the S can use one motor mostly for high speeds and one mostly for low speeds.... although without a clutch I guess even an unpowered motor would still be spinning.... so.... ??? Maybe higher efficiency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    ... or if ...
    Don't agree. IMO Tesla will produce the AWD Model S for sure. It's only a matter of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johan View Post
    ... or if ...
    We do know they are working on it.
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    Not if, but when, in my opinion. TM has a nice problem on their hands. They can not fill the RWD S orders fast enough and on top of that the X is close ( 6 months) to being produced. Between the two they will be production constrained for the foreseeable future. So, do they open up the AWD S before, at the same time or some time after the X? Decision above my pay grade but I would only do the AWD if the margins were larger than on the RWD one until they test the limits of the RWD S demand.
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    That is box one for me--and I know they will do it soon (or at least it would be silly if they didn't).

    Now just stick that 400-500 mile range battery Elon mentioned this week in, and the factory would be backordered for 6 months minimum.

    Good problem to have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by texex91 View Post
    That is box one for me--and I know they will do it soon (or at least it would be silly if they didn't).

    Now just stick that 400-500 mile range battery Elon mentioned this week in, and the factory would be backordered for 6 months minimum.

    Good problem to have...
    I actually have a deposit on another S. Made it about 6 months ago and have delayed the build till January 2015. I wanted to be 'in line' to quickly reconfigure and confirm if it becomes available.
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