Tesla's inability to meet production deadlines is a reputation the company deservedly can't shake. Even though Tesla executives promised that things would be different with the Model 3, Tesla this week revealed that it was once again pushing back its production schedule for the Model 3. Specifically, Tesla is now aiming to manufacture 5,000 Model 3 units per week by the end of June. Previously, Tesla was hoping to reach the 5,000/per week rate by the end of March. And before that, Tesla claimed it would be able to reach that threshold by December. In short, Tesla's initial Model 3 production goal is about six months behind schedule.
"As we continue to focus on quality and efficiency rather than simply pushing for the highest possible volume in the shortest period of time," Tesla said in a press release, "we expect to have a slightly more gradual ramp through Q1, likely ending the quarter at a weekly rate of about 2,500 Model 3 vehicles. We intend to achieve the 5,000 per week milestone by the end of Q2."
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As Model X and Model S sales soar, Tesla is still struggling with Model 3 production originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 4 Jan 2018 at 14:33:50 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.