Submitted by keithz on January 10, 2013
Anybody know if (or why) Tesla is aiming for only a 400 per week production rate for the Model S?
If rumours are true, that they are getting about 75 new reservations per day, that means the backlog will be growing 125 units per week (or about 0.3125 week's worth of production). We are looking at a scenario where by the time September rolls around, they'll be sold out of all of 2014's production.
The wait times will be getting excessive.
This means they should be considering a production rate closer to at least 600 units per week by mid-2013 just to keep up with rising demand and to shrink the backlog, so that wait times aren't horrendous.
Yet, I haven't seen anything that says they are planning to ramp up even higher in 2013. Anybody else seen any news on this front?