The way that's worded, I guess they made 100 chassis, but I guess still only finished about 80ish cars?
To clarify, the way I read the tweet was that they made 100 chassis in one week for the first time. They'd better have made way more than 100 of these in total by now! Not sure what the time lag would be from chassis to completed car, but I'd expect that these are for cars further back in the queue, and that they've probably already made a few hundred of these in the aggregate since June, but never 100 in one week.
It would appear as though they've entered the steep part of the S-curve? If the current trend (doubling production every week) continues, they'll be at 1600 cars/week in 4 weeks.
This is excellent news.
That would be an annual rate of 83,000 cars per year. Yeah, I hope Tesla doesn't hit that, or they really WILL be demand limited instead of supply limited....and quickly!
When I got back into the production queue, I thought "Oh, I won't get my car before 2013."
At *this* rate of ramp-up, I have the horrible realization that I might get it earlier! Now I have to settle all my outstanding questions about the car *fast*, including checking out the seats.
I guess I can always postpone -- for tax reasons it's better for me to get the car in 2013 anyway.
Not a problem I was expecting! :wink:
Oops, yeah, no, that's not going to happen. So they're actually only 3 weeks away from max production rate? 400 per week would give us just over 20,000 per year.
From what we know, they're not aiming for 40k a year. *Maybe* 30k, if things go better than planned.
Yeah, Tesla should certainly be able to produce 500 vehicle bodies in Q3 (and have a week left for possibly completing them).