Posted on July 02, 2018 by Matt Pressman
Tesla has hit a self-imposed deadline of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a single week at the end of this quarter — a goal most Wall Street analysts thought was far-fetched. In addition, the company cranked up production of Model S and X vehicles in order to bring the fleet total to 7,000 cars in 7 days — another first for Tesla.
Above: Employees "signing off" on another impressive Tesla milestone (Image: Teslarati via Tesla Daily / Twitter)
CNBC obtained a copy of the internal email Elon Musk sent to Tesla staff to announce/celebrate the milestone. What did he say? Take a look...
From: Elon Musk
Jul. 1, 12:37 PM
We did it!! What an incredible job by an amazing team. Couldn’t be more proud to work with you. It is an honor.
The level of dedication and creativity was mind-blowing. We either found a way or, by will and inventiveness, created entirely new solutions that were thought impossible.
Intense in tents. Transporting entire production lines across the world in massive cargo planes. Whatever. It worked.
Not only did we factory gate over 5000 Model 3’s, but we also achieved the S & X production target for a combined 7000 vehicle week!
What’s more, with the widespread productivity gains throughout Tesla and the new production lines spooling up, we are on track to reach 6k/week for Model 3 next month.
I think we just became a real car company …
Thank you for your hard work and dedication,
Later, Musk made it public and tweeted a brief (but telling) note to his 22 million followers: "7000 cars, 7 days ♥︎ Tesla Team ♥︎."