According to VICKI SALVADOR, Production Associate at Tesla, inc, Tesla is “consistently hitting 1,300+ a day. Getting close to that 1,400 mark.”
Though its a bit difficult to accept any production estimate without official confirmation, we can dig into some media reports to analyze if Tesla is indeed closing in on 10,000 units per week target.
The Official Statement: Tesla built 5,300 Dual Motor Model 3s in the last week of Q3.
We already know that Tesla can (max capacity) build more than 2,000 Model S and X per week, which means Tesla’s Q3 max production capacity, combined S, X and 3 production, is more than 7,300
2,000 Model S and X + 5,300 Model 3s = 7,300 units per week
Vicki Salvador says that Tesla has increased per day build from 1,042 units to 1,300.
The Email: On November 30, media reports stated that Tesla achieved a Model 3 Production goal of 1000 units per day.
“If you are able to help in any way with getting Model 3 production to a steady 1000 per day at excellent quality, everyone at the company should please consider this their top priority,” Musk’s email said. “Body production currently appears to be our limiting factor, so it needs the most support right now.”
1,000 units per day for Model 3 + 280 to 300 Model S and X units per day = 1,300 units per day
Tesla may have increased its max production capacity to 1,300 units without too much difficulty because the company already had a max capacity of 1,042 units per day at the start of the fourth quarter.
Though the number may look too big, in-reality, Twitter user Vicki Salvador is only confirming what was already reported in the media; Tesla has hit a production target of 1,000 Model 3s in a day.
Crossing 1,400 units per day will get Tesla closer to 10,000 units per week. If sustained, that’s half a million units in a year.