A leaked email to employees reportedly sent by Elon Musk suggests that Tesla has managed to achieve a production rate of 2,000 Model 3 in a single week.
The email was shared by journalist Ed Niedermeyer on Twitter, who stated that the emails were from a source inside the company. The Daily Beast writer further noted that the message was sent at 3:02 a.m. PST on Monday.
Addressed to everyone in the company, Musk’s leaked email congratulated Tesla’s workers for hitting the 2,000 Model 3 per week milestone. Following is the message that was allegedly sent by Elon Musk to Tesla employees today.
It has been extremely difficult to pass the 2,000 vehicles per week rate for Model 3, but we are finally there. If things go as planned today, we will comfortably exceed that number over a seven-day period!
Moreover, the whole Tesla production system is now on firm foundation for that output, which means we should be able to exceed a combined Model S, X and 3 production rate of 4,000 vehicles per week and climbing rapidly. This is already double the pace of 2017! By the end of this year, I believe we will be producing vehicles at least four times faster than last year.
It took five years to reach the 2,000/week production rate for S and X combined, but only nine months to achieve that output with Model 3. Mind-blowing progress!
Couldn’t be more proud to work with you,
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— Problem Magnet (@Tweetermeyer) April 2, 2018
Apart from the leaked email from Elon Musk, Niedermeyer also shared a screenshot of what appears to be Tesla’s Performance Acceleration program for the company’s workers. Based on the email’s screenshot, the Acceleration Program would begin on April 2 and will focus on employees’ capability to achieve their respective goals.
As we noted in a previous report, another email to Tesla workers was leaked last week. The message, reportedly written by Doug Field, Tesla’s senior vice president of engineering, included references to the Model 3 line producing 200 cars a day on average. Field’s email encouraged Tesla employees to aim for a rate of 300 Model 3 a day, which, according to the Tesla executive, would ultimately prove the “haters” wrong.
“Let’s make them (the critics) regret ever betting against us. You will prove a bunch of haters wrong. The world is watching us very closely, to understand one thing: How many Model 3’s can Tesla build in a week? This is a critical moment in Tesla’s history, and there are a number of reasons it’s so important. You should pick the one that hits you in the gut and makes you want to win,” Fields reportedly wrote.
If the recently leaked email from Elon Musk today proves accurate, it would suggest that Tesla had managed to accomplish its goal of a producing 300 Model 3 a day before Q1 2018 ended.
Tesla’s leaked emails come at a time when the company’s stocks are taking a beating. Just last week, Tesla’s stocks plunged to a 52-week low, trading down more than 17% since the start of 2018. On Monday, the company’s shares continued to dive, trading at 252.60 as of writing.