Tesla Builds 5000 Model 3s In The Final Week Of June

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The accounts vary slightly: Elon Musk reportedly sent an internal email saying that Tesla hit the target of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week.

"We either found a way or, by will and inventiveness, created entirely new solutions that were thought impossible", he added.

Tesla finally met the production goal for its mass-market Model 3 electric vehicle - producing 5,000 in one week.

Tesla made true on its promise of building 5,000 Model 3 sedans in a week, it said Sunday. The word at the time was that he had not left the company, but not, according to a Tesla representative, that has changed.

"We did it!" Musk wrote. Tesla targeted production of 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of Q2.

The production milestone was hit at about 5 a.m. PT on Sunday, a few hours after the company's self-imposed deadline, Reuters reported.

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"I think we just became a real auto company", Mr Musk wrote. Having blamed delays on "excessive automation" and being forced to conduct several shutdowns to correct issues, Tesla built a large, semi-permanent tent at the factory to house another assembly line. But for years, the key question for Tesla was could it deliver consumers a more affordable EV for the masses.

Tesla more than doubled EV production in Q2 versus Q1, the automaker has confirmed today, with Model 3 cars rolling off the line - including the new tent facility - at a rate of more than 5,000 per week by the end of June 2018. Tesla expects more orders for the compact electric vehicle to ramp once more once test drives for the Model 3 start getting offered in Tesla stores in the near future. The company said it expects to make 6,000 per week by late next month.

Overall, reaching the 5,000-cars-per-week milestone dominated the mostly-positive production report for the company, with actual deliveries of the Model 3 falling short of predicted levels being one of the only sour points. It is not clear how numerous orders are for the higher-priced versions. The company has never posted a profit before and has been burning cash at worrying rates, with US$1 billion spent during the first quarter of this year alone. Model 3 Dual Motor All Wheel Drive and Model 3 Dual Motor All Wheel Drive Performance cars will also be available in our stores shortly.

Field came to Tesla in 2013 as a vice president of vehicle programs after a five-year stint in hardware engineering at Apple.

Prices start at $35,000 (£26,650), whereas the starting price for the Model S and Model X are around $80,000.

If Tesla managed to put off the 200,000th delivery until after June, tens of thousands more customers will have a chance to take advantage of the full credit.

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