Tesla managed to produce 5,000 cars in the last week of June

Aurel Dragan 02/07/2018 | 10:52

Tesla finally managed to produce 5,000 automobiles last week, according to a tweet by Elon Musk that said that 7,000 cars were made in the last 7 days. While Elon Musk didn’t specify of what model is talking about, two workers from the factory told Reuters that the 5,000th Model 3 card came off the assembly line early Sunday morning.

Tesla must get to 5,000 Model 3 cars per week in production, as the management including Elon Musk told shareholders, in order to be profitable. The company failed to meet the expectations last year, when it was the first deadline, and Elon Musk was close to lose its position at the head of the company.

Model 3 production problems appeared in October 2017 when Tesla announced that it has produced only 260 electric vehicles in the third quarter. In order to get the production in line with the costumers request, Tesla made a new assembly line in Freemont, California, where it set up a tent structure.

The latest announcement is the first that says the goal was attained and the company will produce at least 5,000 card weekly, cars without fit and finish issues.

Tesla opened recently Model 3 orders to all reservation holders in USA and Canada, as they were ready since last Thursday to complete their order for the car.

The Model 3 comes in three versions: long-range 500 km rear-wheel drive, long-range dual motor all-wheel drive or the performance variant. The standard battery model, that would cost USD 35,000 , is not yet an option for customers.

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