We've had several posts on M3OC where people are worried about getting a rear-wheel drive First Production Model 3, because they wanted all-wheel drive for when it snows. The problem is that everybody has preconceived notions about rear-wheel drive vehicles being bad in the snow, while front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are better. Those preconceived notions do not apply to electric cars! Why do rear-wheel drive cars perform poorly in snow? It's because the engine is in front, while the drive wheels are in back. There's little weight over the drive wheels. That makes the wheels more prone to slip. Here are two articles that provide more detail: Autotrader: Why Doesn't Rear-Wheel Drive Work in the Snow? cars.com: How To Survive Winter With Rear-Wheel Drive The main difference is that an electric car does NOT have the weight of an engine up front. Instead, it has a big empty frunk (in the case of a Tesla). The majority of the weight is in the battery, which sits on the floor between the front & rear wheels. If you look at the Tesla Press Kit, over 50% of the Model 3's weight is carried by the rear wheels. So the driving wheels have plenty of weight to help keep them from spinning. In fact, because of this even distribution of weight, a rear-wheel drive electric car is just as good - if not better - in the snow as a front-wheel drive electric car! A front-wheel drive combustion vehicle has almost all of its weight over the driven wheels, which makes them very good in the snow. But a front-wheel drive electric car has only about half of its weight over the driven wheels. It may be hard to overcome those past prejudices, but a Bolt or Leaf will probably actually be worse in the snow than a rear-wheel drive Model 3. Quora has put together a decent list of videos describing how well the original rear-wheel drive Model S cars dealt with the snow. Quora: How well do Tesla cars drive in ice and snow? Watch some of those. If you've found front-wheel drive vehicles to be good-enough in the snow for your situations in the past, then consider that a rear-wheel drive Tesla (which weighs a lot more) will probably work just as well in the snow.