Having struggled to keep up with demand for quite a while now, Tesla has finally hit its production goal of 5,000 Model 3s per week.
The target was hit during the last week of its second quarter (even though the 5,000th car technically came off the production line a few hours after midnight), which was clearly a massive release for CEO Elon Musk, who had even been working on the line himself to help iron out any issues.
“We did it!! What an incredible job by an amazing team. Couldn’t be more proud to work with you. It is an honor,” wrote Musk in a letter to employees. “The level of dedication and creativity was mind-blowing. We either found a way or, by will and inventiveness, created entirely new solutions that were thought impossible. Intense in tents. Transporting entire production lines across the world in massive cargo planes. Whatever. It worked.”
He continued to praise his staff for not only hitting the Model 3 production goal, but also that of the Model S and Model X, meeting a combined total of 7,000 vehicles a week.
Musk isn’t stopping here though – he’s now upped the ante and is aiming for 6,000 Model 3s per week by next month. Let’s see how that goes…