Better late than never, right, Elon Musk?

It took longer than most people, including Tesla, expected, but finally, it appears that the electric car maker has finally achieved its goal of building 5,000 Model 3 units in a span of seven days. It took 24-hours, 7-days-a-week schedules to do it, but the company reported earlier this week that it had concluded its three-month build period that ended Saturday by building 53,339 vehicles, including 28,578 Model 3 sedans.

The total production volume in the second quarter of 2018 represented a 55-percent increase over the company’s volume in the first three months of the year. The Model 3, in particular, saw its production increase by almost 300 percent in the same time period, signaling that it’s on its way to accomplishing CEO Elon Musk’s self-imposed goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 units per week.

Never one to shy away from telling the world of Tesla’s accomplishments, CEO Elon Musk even took to Twitter to celebrate the milestone, noting that the company’s production team was able to build 7,000 cars in seven days, including 5,000 Model 3s to go with the production volumes of the Model S and Model X.

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It would be the first time that production of the Model 3 has outpaced production of the Model S and Model X in a given three-month timetable

If those figures are accurate, it would be the first time that production of the Model 3 has outpaced production of the Model S and Model X in a given three-month timetable. This development is good news for all those people who have been waiting patiently for their Model 3s to arrive.

At the moment, Tesla says that there are more than 10,000 model 3 units that are in transit to buyers, a staggering number that highlights the pressure on the company to meet its own production goals to appease all those people — around 400,000 of them — who put down deposits on pre-orders of the sedan last year.

If Tesla’s current production rate stays where it’s at, the company may finally be in a position to meet the demands of its Model 3 customers.

Further Reading

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Read our full review on the 2018 Tesla Model 3.

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