Tesla reportedly hit its Model 3 manufacturing goal hours after its deadline

Tesla just barely missed its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3 electric cars a week, according to Reuters, which says that the company reached the mark “several hours after the midnight goal.”

Reuters spoke with two factory workers who say that the final vehicle completed its “final quality checks” around 5AM PT Sunday morning, just shy of the midnight deadline that CEO Elon Musk set in early June. According to Electrek, a Tesla employee posted a celebratory picture on Twitter after the final car was completed. Tesla is expected to officially release its numbers for its second quarter in the coming week.

Tesla has a lot riding on its Model 3. The electric car company hopes the cheaper vehicle be widely adopted by consumers, and thus help…

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Author: Andrew Liptak

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