Submitted by bj on Sat, 2018-04-14 16:14
Telsa has now cranked out its 250,000th Model 3s (8 May in USA) according to Bloomberg. One quarter of a million. Just let that sink in for a bit...
They reached the 150k milestone on the final day of 2018, 200k on 18 Feb (although Bloomberg later revised its quarterly numbers down - so it probably happened later than that - maybe early March) and now 250k about 2 months later.
That implies a pretty consistent production rate of between 5000 and 6000 cars per week. No other manufacturer is coming remotely close to that volume of production of BEV.
If this rate keeps up, Tesla would make over 300,000 Model 3 cars this year. No sign yet of demand allegedly falling “off a cliff” with the “backlog cleared” (which it’s not! RHD countries, countries in Europe in which ordering hasn’t opened yet... the world’s a big place)