27 Dec '17, 1pm

All-wheel drive now standard on all Tesla Model S, Model X cars

2017 Tesla Model S Enlarge Photo Tesla now offers roughly the same percentage of its model lineup with standard all-wheel-drive configuration as famed AWD proponent Subaru. The Silicon Valley electric-car maker has completely ditched rear-wheel drive in its Model S hatchback sedans and Model X crossover utility vehicles. Only its Model 3 smaller sedan remains available (at some point in the future) with rear-wheel drive in the base model. DON'T MISS: Why Tesla Model 3 should use standard model-year changes: opinion Unlike traditional all-wheel-drive systems that sap efficiency due to additional weight and driveline drag, Tesla's all-wheel drive is actually more efficient than its rear-wheel-drive setup. That's because the company's engineers designed the cars' motor-control software to select which motor will be most efficient to use at any given point in time. Now that gr...

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