Tesla many months behind reaching 2017 production rates for the model 3


Elon Musk claimed that by the end of 2017 that Tesla would be manufacturing 5000 Tesla model 3s a week. They fell short. Despite hiring more staff and working all shifts, they still have not made the production goals about a half year later. Now Tesla has added a tent factory and allegedly flew in a robotic battery factory; so shouldn’t it be able to manufacture about 20,000 Teslas a week? Yet there is some question that Tesla will even be able to make 5000 model 3s a week by Saturday 6-30-18.

“It’s crunch time for Tesla’s assembly tent”

Old source of Elon Musk claiming that by the end of 2017 that Tesla would be manufacturing 5000 Tesla model 3s a week.

So even if Tesla manages 5000 a week by Saturday, it will be several months late despite making many extreme efforts to try to meet months old goals. So even if it meets or exceeds 5000 a week by Saturday, it will be far behind its production goals, even if it is dishonestly spun as meeting goals.

Even though they keep on lowering the goalposts, they keep failing.


“Tesla is not making enough Model 3s to hit Elon Musk’s 5,000-per-week goal, employees say”

Reportedly there are Tesla battery cell shortages, which could be interpreted either way regarding the Tesla model 3 production goals. It could be a sign there is a bottle neck that could cause production of the model three to fall short of Saturday’s goal; or it could be interpreted that Tesla is exceeding its expectations. Whether or not Tesla meets or exceeds 5000 model 3 by Saturday, it has still habitually failed its goals. Even if Tesla meets Saturday’s new goalpost, production is still way behind previous goals.

Tesla has been moving the goal posts down the road for months, if not years.

Seemingly Tesla’s have had quality control issues, especially when being pressed to meet production goals. It seems quality and safety is sacrificed in order to meet production numbers. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Saturday’s numbers are inflated by lowering production quality. A “just ship it” “good enough” unofficial policy. I suspect a lot of vehicles will have to be reworked before delivering to the customer or before customers will accept the vehicles.

“Auto Consultant Tears Down Tesla Model 3 and Compares it to a 'Kia in the ‘90s’”

Tesla Model 3 is still showing signs of bad design, poor manufacturing and/or quality control issues

Reportedly Elon Musk and Tesla failed to meet the model 3 production goal of 5000 a week by the end of June despite hiring more workers, flying in more equipment, working more shifts, starting up another assembly line in a makeshift tent that reportedly seemingly doesn’t have a fire sprinkler system?

Reportedly the goal of 5000 a week wasn’t met. As seemingly 5000 wasn’t achieved until after midnight. Perhaps Tesla, Elon Musk and his suck ups are on Soviet bloc Pravda time, that the weekends at the end of Sunday, rather than free world US time where the weekends at the end of Saturday.

“Exclusive: Tesla hits Model 3 manufacturing milestone, hours after deadline - factory sources”

“Tesla reportedly hits Model 3 manufacturing goal hours after its deadline”

“Tesla Hits Model 3 Manufacturing Milestone, Hours After Deadline: Factory Sources”

“Tesla finally builds 5,000 Model 3s in a week… if you round down
The last car rolled off the line a few hours after midnight, which is pretty darn close.”

That may be why Tesla stock dived dramatically, despite the vast majority of sources that claimed that the goal was met. Perhaps some investors are starting to wise up to the tesla hype, lies and smokescreens can’t be trusted.


It seems like my suspicions were well-founded and Tesla’s/Elon Musk’s status quo of skimping on safety and quality continue.

Elon Musk ordered Tesla engineers to stop doing a critical brake test on Model 3s

Rumors are that Elon Musk has been showing more signs of mental illness. Rumors are that he has had more fits of rage, temper tantrums, bipolar moods, etc.

“Elon Musk yelled at Tesla employees as the company approached its Model 3 production deadline, worker says”

Tesla Model 3 is still showing signs of bad design, poor manufacturing and/or quality control issues

Tesla says it dropped one braking test as it was redundant

To remove redundancy, is to remove and reduce safety. Figuratively it is removing a layer of Swiss cheese.

Something as important as brakes should have redundant checks.

Should piston driven aircraft no longer be required redundant ignition systems. Should run up requirements on each individual ignition system be ditched because they are redundant?

Would you feel comfortable flying over a large ocean on an airliner that only has one engine?

Should automotive manufacturers go back to single master cylinder braking systems?

Should Tesla drop all production of the dual drive systems?

Why have seatbelts, airbags, collapsible steering columns, crumple zones, etc.; after all they are redundancies.

As I and others have pointed out before Tesla, Elon Musk and his mindless lemmings have a disregard for the Swiss cheese model.

The more redundancy, generally the more safety is improved.

Swiss cheese model (regarding safety, risk analysis, etc.)

It’s clear that Tesla, Elon Musk and his evil greedy minions, have an ignorance and disregard for safety.


Reportedly Tesla has been so far behind in trying to maintain 5,000 Model 3s a week, that it has been desperately flying in nonmanufacturing employees to try to achieve and maintain Model 3s a week.

Tesla is reportedly flying in non-manufacturing employees to help with Model 3 production (TSLA)

Reportedly Tesla has been so short and so desperate to try to meet and maintain model 3 weekly production goals, that it is flying in employees from the solar division.

The company is under pressure to sustain its important 5,000/week output volume


One of my prophetic posts.

This report seems to confirm my concerns and suspicions. I suspect that things would be bad, but this sounds much worse than I suspected.

Internal documents reveal the grueling way Tesla hit its 5,000 Model 3 target

Of the 5,000 Model 3s that contributed to Tesla’s end-of-June manufacturing target, about 4,300 required rework, according to internal documents viewed by Business Insider.


Reportedly only 14% of the 5000 that were shipped off the Tesla model three line during the last week of the quarter that was so celebrated by Tesla, Elon Musk, and his suck ups; were customer ready. They are so insane and unethical that they were celebrating what is in reality an epic failure.

Reportedly only about 700 were customer ready, about 4300 failed to be ready to ship. An epic failure.

Maybe that’s why so many Teslas are stuck at the lot by the plant. Pitifully many of them are probably waiting on rework.

A Stunning Extrapolation Of Tesla’s Reported Inefficiency.