Submitted by bj on Sat, 2018-04-14 16:14
Telsa has now cranked out its 200,000th Model 3s today (18 Feb in USA). They reached the 150k milestone on the final day of 2018, and my forward estimate back then of reaching 200k was 20 March. So they have beaten that by a month - if we believe the Bloomberg numbers.
50k cars in 49 days implies a daily production rate of 1020 cars, or 7100 per week. If true, that’s a very impressive milestone. No other manufacturer is coming remotely close to that volume of production of BEV.
If this rate keeps up, Tesla would make well over 350,000 Model 3 cars this year, and if it accelerates a little, even 400k+ might be possible. That’s north of $20 Bn of revenue.
And presumably they would not still be making cars at this rate if there was “only” 14k orders in Europe. The ongoing demand must still be there!