Elon Musk finally did what he said he would do, even if it took a couple extra hours.
Tesla produced nearly 5,000 in the last week of June, Reuters reports, citing conversations with two Tesla workers and an internal email Musk sent out. Tesla did not immediately return a request for comment, but it confirmed the email’s contents to Reuters.
The 5,000th Model 3 apparently rolled off the line around 5 a.m. Pacific on July 1. That’s just a few hours short of Musk’s self-imposed deadline of reaching this production rate by the end of the second quarter, June 30. At the same time, the company built an additional 2,000 Model S and Model X vehicles, bringing the company’s total seven-day production to 7,000 vehicles, which Musk tweeted about earlier on Sunday.
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