Have you people at tesla stepped up the manufacturing to delivery M3 sooner??
There still designing the final stages of the car. Once they finish the design then it take about 2 years to setup the factory to build the cars. Patience is a virtue. Tesla is changing the world we do not want them to rush they need to get it right :)
Tesla has said production should start late 2017, and ramp up from there.
@Jcastillo18 - " Once they finish the design then it take about 2 years to setup the factory to build the cars."
Not quite. As Drdpharris mentioned they are expecting to start prodcution in late 2017. More specfically, they are hoping to deliver between 100,000 and 200,000 of them next year, and a few hundred thousand more in 2018.
@dsvick do you have a source for that delivery goal?
It was said in the quarterly earnings report that Tesla hopes to deliver 100,000 model ≡ in 2017. But Musk admitted that it was an ambitious goal and they weren't going to meet their July 1st goal they are telling suppliers.
@bmalloy0 - "do you have a source for that delivery goal?"
Yep, several ....
This one is right from the horses mouth (although this one doesn't mention the revised 2017 goal: http://ir.tesla dot com/secfiling dot cfm?filingID=1193125-16-594471&CIK=1318605#D185970D424B5_HTM_SUPPROM185970_8
http://www.bloomberg dot com/news/articles/2016-05-18/tesla-to-sell-1-4-billion-in-shares-for-expanded-production
There are several others but they all pretty much say the same thing.
Stupid mollom - repalce the " dot " with a "." in the above links. Or just Google "Tesla model 3 production".
July 1st is the "impossible" deadline for suppliers to get Tesla all the parts required to build Model 3. If even one supplier misses the deadline, not a single Model 3 can be sold.
I think Tesla's projection of 100-200,000 in 2017 is batcrud crazy but if they even get half of that (deliver at least 50k in 2017) I'll be jaw-on-the-floor impressed.... while driving my Model 3.
Note that EM did say that while what you say is true, Tesla is expanding its in house parts manufacturing capability such that they may be able to build missing components in house while they line up a better performing parts manufacturer, and thus allow the build to get underway. He said one has to set a drop dead date even though for a thousand parts it's a given some will be late -- who needs door handles anyway? I will expecting your review of your model 3, since you will get yours way before me :-). Or perhaps can come down from Victoria and see yours in person since you are relocating to the beautiful NW.
OP, no one here works for Tesla. If you want a real answer, call/write to Tesla directly.
@PhillyGal - "if they even get half of that (deliver at least 50k in 2017) I'll be jaw-on-the-floor impressed.... while driving my Model 3"
If they can do 50,000 in 2017 I think there's a good chance I'll be driving mine too!! Assuming the wait doesn't kill me ....
PhillyGal: +1! I actually look at that as a date that Suppliers should be 'Ready to be Ready'. That is, able to begin Deliveries on a weekly or monthly basis to cover 4,000 to 16,000 units per month to start... While ramping up to around 24,000 to 40,000 per month within a year from that point. Not necessarily able to back up their trucks to drop off 500,000 units that day... So much as being able to have completed Delivery of up to 700,000 units by December 31, 2018.
Phillygal like your metaphors, or whatever.
theyve already hit their current goal of 2k cars per month which is impressive. They are on track.
edit: 2,000 cars per WEEK