It looks like Elon Musk and Tesla have finally hit the Model 3’s 5,000 cars per week production goal.
Tesla has been aiming to build 5,000 Model 3’s per week since Musk promised the production landmark back in 2017. Since then the company’s production line has been overhauled numerous times in an effort to speed up manufacturing.
After a few failed attempts at the 5,000 car goal, Musk promised that the company would be able to hit the target by July of 2018.
The last car finished its quality check at around 5am PDT on July 2nd, according to Reuters. This reportedly led some at Tesla to question whether or not the company can continue to uphold this pace.
Fremont outbound logistics lot, week of June 24th pic.twitter.com/fUPASRrTBd
— Tesla (@Tesla) July 3, 2018
The company later confirmed to Reuters that it finally surpassed the 5,000 cars per week goal and that its other assembly lines are churning out 7,000 Model S and Model X vehicles per week as well.
Musk promised earlier this year that once the company hit the Model 3 production goal it would start producing more variants of the car, including a less expensive model that the company plans to sell for around $35,000 USD.
So far there has been no new news regarding what will happen next with the Model 3, but since the company’s financial quarter recently ended, there’s a significant chance we’ll hear more about the company’s future plans for the vehicle soon.