Report: Tesla Model X production ramps up to 800 units per week

The crossover is said to be rolling off the assembly line at the same rate as the established Model S sedan.

Tesla's Model X is reportedly ramping up to near full production volume ahead of schedule.

In a unique arrangement, both the electric crossover and the Model S are built on the same assembly line at Tesla's Fremont, California, factory. "Every other car off the line is the X," an unnamed source has told CleanTechnica.

Specific numbers remain unclear, though the company is expected to reach a combined weekly capacity of 2,000 vehicles next year. The latest report, based on an optimistic conjecture, suggests the plant may already be running at 75 percent of its 2016 target, or approximately 800 Model X crossovers each week.

Chief executive Elon Musk initially cautioned that only a few hundred units would likely roll off the line each week before the end of the year. Initial deliveries were limited to the top-spec Signature edition, which starts at $132,000 (excluding freight).

It is unclear if the company is beginning to build inventory of the entry-level and midrange packages. The regular Model X 70D will start at $80,000, or around $5,000 more than a similarly-equipped Model S sedan.

The Model X arrived after several significant delays, and analysts will be closely watching production numbers to determine if Tesla is continuing to experience any notable growing pains. Any further trouble with the Model X could affect plans to launch the Model 3 by 2017.

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