Elon Musk gives Tesla employees status update on Model 3 production

Elon Musk gives Tesla employees status update on Model 3 production

In a new email recently sent to Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk has given the latest status update with regard to the automaker’s production of its Model 3 electric car. The update from Musk comes nearly one week after Tesla’s most recent Model 3 production shutdown.

With Tesla Motors presently targeting a Model 3 production rate of ‘5,000 units per week’ by the end of April-June 2018 quarter, the new status update by Musk has revealed that the automaker has now achieved ‘over 3,500 units per week’ for all parts of the Model 3 production process.

Musk had previously confirmed at the Tesla shareholder meeting a few days back that the Model 3 production rate of ‘500 units per day’ is now being sustained by the automaker; with some parts of the production process having almost reached 700 units per day.

In his recent email to employees, Musk said that Tesla needs to fix a few last bottlenecks to bring the production of Model 3 to ‘~700 units per day’ at all parts of the vehicle’s production system. Musk also added that, to help fix the last bottlenecks, he would be staying “almost 24/7” at the Fremont manufacturing plant “for the next several days.”

Asserting that the Model 3 production process is getting “very exciting,” Musk said in the email: “Congratulations to all on making so much progress!”