In typical fashion, Elon Musk earlier this year enthusiastically boasted that the mass market Model 3 wouldn't be subject to the type of frustrating production delays that plagued both the Model S and the Model X. What's more, Musk went the extra mile and said that Model 3 production would reach 5,000 a week by December of 2017, a benchmark Tesla didn't even come close to reaching.
In fact, Tesla in its last earnings report revealed that it only produced 260 Model 3 units during the third quarter, a figure far below Musk's initial quarterly projection of 1,500 units. At the time, Musk conceded that Tesla was busy addressing a few Model 3 bottleneck issues and that the company was trying to get out of "production hell." Since then, it appears that production has improved dramatically, with Tesla now claiming that it should be able to manufacture 5,000 Model 3 vehicles a week by the end of March 2018.
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Tesla Model 3 production approached 2,700 units in 2017 originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 3 Jan 2018 at 21:08:33 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.