Tesla Model 3 Production Up To 2000 Units A Week

An internal email sent from Elon Musk to Tesla employees has revealed that production of the Model 3 will soon hit 2000 units a week.

The electric automaker has had a hard time reaching its production goals and is still well behind schedule. Nevertheless, Musk sent an email to his staff confirming that its production facility is now ready to ramp up construction of the entry-level electric sedan.

“It has been extremely difficult to pass the 2000 vehicles per week rate for Model 3, but we are finally there. If things go as planned today, we will comfortably exceed that number over a seven day period!” the email reads.

“Moreover, the whole Tesla production system is now on a firm foundation for that output, which means we should be able to exceed a combined Model S, X and 3 production rate of 4000 vehicles per week and climbing rapidly. This is already double the pace of 2017! By the end of the year, I believe we will be producing vehicles at least four times faster than last year,” Musk wrote.

There’s still a long way to go

In the middle of 2017, Musk claimed that Model 3 production would be much higher than it current is. In fact, Tesla initially intended on producing 5000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of December 2017. In January, this target was pushed back until the end of the second quarter.

Hundreds of thousands of people have ordered the Model 3 and are eagerly awaiting delivery. Production of base Model 3s isn’t expected to commence until the second half of the year.

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  • Dr Strangefingger

    If you believe them. This, to me, is what they do whenever negative fact leak… it’s called diversionary PR. And Trsla does it like reactionary clockwork.

  • Always fascinates me how these ‘internal’ emails always seem to find their way to the press, especially when they are optimistic.


    If that is true, it’s a step in the right direction for the automaker.

  • Androuffle

    500.000 pre-order, 2.000/week = 250 weeks or about 5 years 🙂 They better hurry up to ramp up the production asap or the model 3, according to Apple and other tech companies product lifespan, will be obsolete and replaced by its successor before they can deliver the early buyers lol

  • lagunas3ca

    Tesla’s Model 3 is now the best-selling electric car in the U.S.

  • Sébastien

    “Hundreds of thousands of people have ordered the Model 3 and are eagerly awaiting delivery.”

    No, they gave 1k to be on a waiting list TO ORDER… No order placed for most just yet.

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