Tesla Might Hit Model 3 Production Targets By End of June
A Tesla e-mail, obtained by Electrek, shows that Tesla is now producing around 500 of the vehicles per day to 3,500 per week. Some portions of the line are as high as 700. There are still problems with some parts of the production line however, including the paint shop at the end of the line.
The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive performance vehicle is a faster and more powerful version of the mass-market Model 3. It will also be more expensive — the sticker price of a dual-motor Model 3 is $78,000, compared with the $35,000 price tag for the base model.
Supposedly, the Model 3’s performance variant to sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds and will carry the car up to its top speed of 155 miles per hour, Musk said in an earlier Tweet. Combined with its superior handling and 310 mile range per charge, this makes the Model 3 performance edition quite the desirable competitor when sitting next to most German performance sedans like BMW’s current-generation M3.
Musk pointed out that a few parts of the production line still needed “radical improvements,” such as the paint shop and the end of the line. And there’s still a tremendous sense of urgency — Musk said he would be at his company’s Fremont factory “almost 24/7” over several days to ensure teams get “as many resources as they can handle.”