Production Capacity

Production Capacity

I was just wondering what the production capacity for the Model S will be.

Vawlkus | 01. November 2010

Tesla is planning for 20,000 cars per year if I remember correctly. They may not quite hit that the first year (2012), but I'd bet on them hitting it 2013, 2014 at the latest.

Timo | 01. November 2010

Considering the size of the factory I'd say "enough". It might just take some time to get all of that doing something.

Whistle | 01. November 2010

Last I read, first year production estimates were 7000, with 20000 expected by the second year.

Also, a little off topic, but to gauge how well this might potentially do, as of Teslas IPO, they had somelike like 3800 pre-orders, I dont remember hte precise numbers, but it roughly comes out to 55% of that first year production capacity and I think 19% of that 20000 per year.

likewise, when the Chevy Camaro came out, that had about 17% of its production capacity preordered at release. The Camaro is outselling both the Ford Mustang and the Dodge Challenger, and is easily making GM a crap load of money. Given that, and the fact that the Model S still has a good amount of time before release, this could fly off the shelf and make Tesla a boatload of money, ieL keep it around.

Vawlkus | 03. November 2010

Don't forget that Tesla isn't using all of that factory. I think they're only using about 10% of the space for the initial Model S line, with the rest earmarked for future lines (SUV, upgraded/retooled Roadster, etc).

Timo | 04. November 2010

IIRC that factory has capability of producing over 100 000 cars annually. It is big one, bigger than anything the Lotus had.