Tesla is looking to expand sales in cold-weather states with its new Model S P85D, a performance edition of its flagship Model S. The luxury car touts the vehicle as the "fastest-accelerating four-door production sedan ever made."
The dual-engine vehicle, which is basically Tesla's version of all-wheel drive, allows for better performance and traction in the snow. Many have complained the rear-wheel drive Model S underperformed in cold-weather climates.
The P85D features 19-inch wheels and a so-called insane mode that enables it to go from zero to 60 mph in as little as 3.2 seconds.
Tesla does not break down its sales by state or region, but industry experts says about a third of the company's U.S. sales come from cold-weather states.
Tesla has gathered the bulk of its sales in California and other warm-weather states, much of that due to California's pushing incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles and the greater infrastructure in terms of charging stations.