One of the bigger stories involving Tesla this year – aside from Elon Musk's shenanigans on Twitter, of course –…
One of the bigger stories involving Tesla this year – aside from Elon Musk’s shenanigans on Twitter, of course – has centered on Model 3 production. Indeed, one of the reasons why Tesla’s ability to ramp up Model 3 production has drawn so much scrutiny over the past few months, because Musk has a bad habit of making ambitious promises about production that often go unfulfilled. If you recall, Musk initially promised that Model 3 production would reach 5,000 units per week at the end of 2017, a goal that Tesla did not come anywhere close to making.
Tesla eventually reached its 5,000 unit / week milestone this summer, a good few months later than expected. Under selskapets mest recente kvartal, noterede virksomheden at gennemsnitlig Model 3 produktion checket ind på 4.300 enheder om ugen. More specifically, Model 3 production in the last week of the September quarter checked in at 5,300 units.
Looking ahead, Tesla remains committed to boosting Model 3 production and has seemingly worked around any number of production bottlenecks. To this point, Electrek reports that the electric automaker is now aiming to boost production to 7,000 units per week before the end of the month. The 7,000 figure comes via an internal email sent by Musk, where the Tesla CEO relays that he wants production to reach 1
,000 units per day.
Musk’s email reads in part:
By the 28th, all Model 3 production subsytems need to be at 50+ UPH steady, which is what’s needed for a true 1000 vehicles per day rate (taking equipment uptime into account). To be clear, this includes all lines for a particular subsystem, so, for example, general assembly UPH would include both GA3 lines plus GA4.
Of course, it remains to be seen if Tesla can actually achieve this. Selv om virksomheten kan trække alle stopp og have en utrolig høj produktionshastighed i en given uge, har historien vist at det er langt mere udfordrende at holde sådanne produktionsniveauer i løbet af mange uger. In elk geval, Musk at the very least heeft geleerd om zijn ambitieuze projecties intern te houden als tegenover blabbing over hen op Twitter.