Upon news that Tesla would probably miss its March goal of rolling out 2500 Model 3s per week by the end of the month, Musk reportedly benched his senior engineering VP and took the lead on production lines. This all happened the same day the CEO sent a cheerful email to employees claiming that production was “finally there” and would “comfortably exceed its targeted goal over a seven day period.
If that’s true it would be a significant jump from the 1200 model 3s per week that Tesla was producing in late March as it endured assembly line problems. Tesla’s financial survival is riding on the $35,000 model 3: The company’s still way behind its original 2017 year end production target of 5000 model 3s per week, and according to our sources Tesla’s going to miss its first quarter mark.
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