Tesla is planning to reach a manufacturing rate of 1,000 vehicles per day for the Model 3, that is 7,000 EVs a week, by the end of this month. Additionally, the Californians plan to increase the delivery speed for their products.
In the last weeks, Tesla has been holding back with production numbers. An email sent by CEO Elon Musk to employees now sheds some light on the internal planning for the company: By November, 28, Tesla targets a Model 3 manufacturing rate of 7,000 units per week. By then Musk claims, all subsystems in the production line from the battery cells to the final assembly should be running stably, thus processing 50 units per hour, which would correspond to 1,000 electric vehicles per day or 7,000 Model 3 per week.
In the third quarter of the year, Tesla’s production numbers have grown considerably. Between July and September 2018, more than 80,000 vehicles rolled off the assembly lines, including about 53,000 Model 3.
Meanwhile, Tesla has also extended the ordering period for electric cars to be delivered this year. Whoever orders a Model 3 by the end of November, will also receive it this year, says Tesla. This way they want to ensure, new owners can still fully benefit from the US American subsidy programme. In order to reach this goal, Tesla has “bought some trucking companies & secured contracts with major haulers to avoid trucking shortage mistake of last quarter,” according to a tweet by Elon Musk.