It seems Tesla’s starting to get mad about its critics, and that might push it to do something dramatic, like build Model 3s around the clock, seven days a week. Hopefully the dramatic move will pay off.
Maybe you heard about the stopped production at the factory, again. Some people are hopping all over that, trying to say Tesla’s lost it. They obviously don’t know manufacturing. Instead of it being a sign that Tesla can’t figure out how to make the cars, it might actually signal that the California automaker is about to kick things into high gear.
According to a report from Jalopnik, which obtained an internal Tesla email, the automaker is ramping up to kick out 6,000 Model 3s a week. That would fill most of those backlogged preorders within a year’s time. Yes, the company has been struggling to edge past the 2,000 mark, and it’s looking to triple that number.
But first, Tesla plans to kick production figures up to 3,000 to 4,000 a week in May. That alone would be impressive. That 6,000 goal is supposed to be hit at the end of June. Will Tesla keep this timetable? Does Tesla keep most time-sensitive goals?
To pump up production, Tesla is looking to hire. If you know someone who wants to live in Fremont, California or Nevada (where the Gigafactory is) they might have an interesting employment opportunity.