Submitted by Badbot on April 26, 2016
I think the 3 has about 400,000 deposits and it is bound to be over half a million by the time any of them ship.
The next car you said will use the 3 platform as well.
Please get the build line running ASAP and if there is A way open another line.
Having 2 production lines will scale up faster and you have a huge backlog NOW.
adding the next model Y or whatever would have to wait years if you want to deliver the 3 before the Y.
running 2 lines will deliver the most 3's and then the second line takes over the building of the Y.
Please someone at Tesla run the numbers on production capacity vs. time to build and ship everything you will need to fill the orders.
Delivering on time or sooner and ramping up fast will show the world!
Please make them eat crow.