Tesla Model 3 production hits 1,000 units per dayby Justin King
CEO Elon Musk has asked employees to focus on sustaining the production rate.
Tesla has apparently reached a new Model 3 production milestone, building 1,000 units in a single day.
In an email to employees, CEO Elon Musk asked all employees to assist with maintaining the production rate, which equates to 7,000 units per week. The company struggled through 'production hell' to bring output up to 5,000 units per week, a rate achieved in July.
"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," he wrote, as quoted by Electrek.
Musk also told employees the current cost of a Model 3 is around $38,000, with 10,000 parts and processes that can be refined to bring the number down. The figure suggests there is more work to do before the company can make a profit from the $35,000 base model.
The entry-level Model 3 has not yet entered production but could be launched in the first half of 2019. The company presumably aims to maximize its profit margin when production volume reaches 10,000 units per week.