Tesla may be turning the volume up to 11 on its Model 3 assembly line. A leaked email to employees from Tesla CEO Elon Musk said it is “quite likely” that the company will churn out more than 500 Model 3 cars per day this week, reported Electrek, a site that focuses on electric cars.
In the email obtained by Electrek, Musk also reportedly asked employees to identify “any specific bottlenecks” in production so it can go full-steam ahead to fulfill the many, many orders for the Model 3.
If production does hit those targets, Tesla could put out over 3,500 Model 3 vehicles per week. The number is impressive, but below the company’s target production rate of 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week, which they hoped to hit by the end of the quarter. By comparison, Toyota makes around 13,400 cars a day across all models.
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