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Tesla Delays Model 3 Production

March 13, 2018 0 Comments

Tesla Motors has slowed down production of its Model 3.

According to multiple media reports including Bloomberg, Tesla halted production of its Model 3 sedan in February. Regarding the production slowdown, Tesla told Bloomberg, “These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates.”

We reported in July that Tesla CEO Elon Musk felt his organization could produce 20,000 Model 3 units per month by December 2017. As Bloomberg indicated, Tesla now has the goal to make 2500 Model 3s per month in the near future and 5000 per month by June 2018.  It’s worth nothing that Tesla has frequently made headlines for production delays that occurred on the Model S and SUV Model X.

Do you think Tesla Motors will be able to significantly increase its production of the Model 3 in time to compete with the Chevy Bolt and other traditional automaker entries into the mass market EV market?

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