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Tesla Sets Aggressive Production Target

Tesla Sets Aggressive Production TargetTesla Sets Aggressive Production Target

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has set an aggressive new target for production of the Model 3, and it will operate its Fremont, California factory 24 hours a day to meet the goal, according to an internal email obtained by Jalopnik. Musk now says Tesla needs to make 6,000 Model 3s per week by the end of June, an increase of the company’s previous target of 5,000 per week. The reason for the new target, he says, is that 5,000 Model 3s per week leaves the company with “no margin for error” across the company’s manufacturing process and supply chain. “Actual production will move as fast as the least lucky and least well-executed part of the entire Tesla production/supply chain system,” he writes, the Verge reported. To accomplish these production numbers, Musk says Tesla is first stopping work at the Gigafactory and Fremont, for three to five days. The company will use this time to perform a “comprehensive set of upgrades” that will allow it to get to production rates of 3,000 to 4,000 per week in May.


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