Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk is pushing his factory workers in Fremont to consistently produce 7,000 Model 3 sedans per week by the end of November, according to an internal email obtained by Electrek.
Musk said he planned to walk the entire Model 3 production line on Nov. 27 and 28, from batteries to final assembly, and expected every station to be able to produce or process at least 50 units per hour — which would mean a maximum rate of 1,200 cars per day if everything ran perfectly.
“By the 28th, all Model 3 production subsytems need to be at 50+ [units per hour] steady, which is what’s needed for a true 1000 vehicles per day rate (taking equipment uptime into account),” Musk wrote.
He asked factory workers to flag any bottlenecks they see, saying maintaining a 7,000-unit-per-week production volume was “extremely important for [Tesla’s] prosperity.”
The company produced 53,239 Model 3 sedans in the third quarter, which works out to roughly 583 cars per day, or a little over 4,080 cars per week as of early October. In its latest report to investors, Tesla said production had “stabilized.”