How does the plant Elon Musk
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The success of the production and sales of electric car Model 3 is critical to the company's Elon Musk, as it will mean that the Tesla is able to reach a broad market
In late July, the founder of Tesla billionaire Elon Musk handed the keys to new electric Model 3 the first 30 owners (the first of this series Tesla got himself earlier). All owners of new cars are staff Tesla. The ceremony of handing the keys to electric vehicles held at the headquarters of the US company.
The billionaire pledged then that Tesla engineers in August, will gather about 100 electric vehicles on a single plant of the company in the state of California. Tesla intends to increase this figure to 1,500 vehicles in September and promises to produce about 20,000 units per month by the end of the year. The following year, the manufacturer plans to supply about 500 000 new products (that is how much the company has pre-orders now). At the same time, Musk admitted that the company's team due to the volume of orders is waiting for "at least six months production of hell."
Forecast Mask fully justified. The company Tesla unveiled data on deliveries and production volumes of all-electric vehicles in the third quarter of this year. From July to September inclusive customers 26,150 vehicles were delivered. Of these, 14,065 amounted electropenalties Model S, another 11,865 - Model X. Thus only 220 copies electric Model 3 was delivered to customers. The last quarter was a record for the Tesla, the first time in two years the company gave customers more electric than made - and this is good news for Elon Musk. Deliveries rose 4, 5% compared to the same period the previous year, and 17, and 7% compared to the same period of the year. In late September 4820 Car Model S and Model X are still on their way to customers. They will be deemed to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017.
As the total volume of production, 25,336 Tesla electric vehicles were produced between July and September. In this case, the company was able to release only 260 machines Model 3. Thus, Tesla still can not reach the planned volumes of production of "popular" model of the electric vehicle. "It is important to emphasize that the fundamental problems with the production or supply of Model 3 does not exist. We understand that you need to fix, and we are confident that the problem will solve production bottlenecks "in the near future - said in a statement.
As a whole, the company builds optimistic plans for 2017. "In total, we expect that 2017 will be delivered about 100 000 vehicles S and X models, which will be 31% more than in 2016", - stated in a release.
In this case, Bloomberg analysts note that the increase in the supply amount of Tesla Model S and X is a five or six thousand - it's good, but these rates will not save the company from serious financial losses that are projected at $ 1, 6 billion at the end of 2017 the second half of the year. that is why the success of the production and sales of Model 3 is critical to the company's Elon Musk, as it will mean that the Tesla is able to reach a broad market. The failure of this model electric car, in turn, can strike at the company's capitalization and of mask.
The August assessment of the company's anticipated increase in the volume of production Model 3 December 2017 up to 5000 a week, that is the growth of 44 times. Taking into account the updated data for the implementation of the targets need to ramp up production by the end of the year almost 250 times that will be really difficult for the specialists.
The minimum price of electric is $ 35 000. Specifications Model 3 lower than that of "premium" S and X: from electric power reserve is less and less additional functions. The number of pre-orders for Model 3 exceeded 400 000 in August last year.