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Musk Says Tesla Model 3 Production Target Is 6,000 A Week By June

• by Steven Loveday

We reported about a brief Model 3 production stoppage a few months back, but weren't sure if it was "the" upcoming pause that Musk had previously talked about. It looked as though perhaps that was the case, since March deliveries were up substantially and Tesla had a stellar quarter overall. In fact, it was the automaker's best ever.

However, it wasn't the big planned shutdown to fix the production process and ramp up production significantly. We know that now because the automaker just closed shop for the Model 3 for up to five days to improve automation. Musk recently admitted that he went overboard with automation for the Model 3 and it seems to have taken its toll.

The reported shutdown impacts Tesla's factory in Fremont, as well as the Gigafactory. Once complete, the CEO claims that the goal will be to double production to about 6,000 units per week. He says that by June, when accounting for some margin of error, we will see Model 3 production at a minimum of 5,000 copies per week.

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