There has been no shortage of reports about Tesla struggling to meet its production targets for the Model 3, its first mass-market electric car. According to a new report, the company has finally met its production target for the Model 3. Tesla has been aiming to produce 5,000 units of the Model 3 per week and it’s said to have met that goal yesterday.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that Tesla produced 7,000 cars in 7 days. The figure includes 5,000 Model 3 sedans with the final car rolling off the assembly line on early Sunday morning, hours after the midnight goal that was set by Musk.
The Model 3 production was beset with issues from the get-go. There were battery issues, various bottlenecks, and an over-reliance on automation. Tesla has since sorted out those issues and built a new assembly line in a massive tent outside the factory.
The goal was to produce 5,000 Model 3 sedans per week before the second quarter closed on Saturday. It was meant to show that the company can deliver on this and that all of the efforts that it has made to remove production bottlenecks have not been in vain.
Tesla is expected to confirm official production and delivery figures for the second quarter in the coming days. Investors will be watching closely to see if Tesla can maintain its production speed now.