Consumer Reports' new article discusses projected sales in 2025, new factory near the east coast and more.
Generally good reporting on what Musk said, but the starting line of the article looks wrong to me.
"..to sell 500,000 units a year annually when the Model 3 compact EV starts production in 2020. That's a three-year delay from its original timeframe."
There is no 3 year delay. I think the writer is confused and thinking there will be no sales of Model 3 until 2020. Elon continues to state production will start in 2017.
This falls in line with what JB Straubel said at Stanford in September 2013. Tesla Motors will work toward doubling their capacity year-over-year to reach their goal. Actual production may be less than capacity for some time. That's OK.
I think some reporters may be genuinely confused... I think too many of them know full well what Tesla Motors means in all their announcements of future plans... Yet they choose to misreport Tesla's intentions anyway and on purpose.