Musk says Tesla pushed out 7000 Model 3’s last week, beating its original goal of 5000

Tesla produced 7,000 Model 3 electric sedans in the last week of its second quarter, CEO Elon Musk said on Sunday, beating a self-imposed deadline.

The final car rolling off the assembly line on Sunday morning, several hours after the midnight goal set by Musk, two workers at the factory told Reuters on Sunday. Via Twitter, Musk said the company actually beat the original goal of 5000 cars.

The 5,000th car finished final quality checks at the Fremont, California factory and was ready to go around 5 a.m. PDT (1200 GMT), one person told Reuters. It was not clear if Tesla could maintain that level of production for a longer period of time.

Tesla had a goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week before the close of the second quarter on Saturday to demonstrate it could mass produce the battery-powered sedan.

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