Tesla has been faced with struggles to meet its production goals for the Model 3. However, despite some production halts the company has surpassed 2,000 cars per week for the past three weeks.
The news from the company’s recent earning report indicates that prior to its most recent shutdown, the company has managed to manufacture over 2000 cars per week for three weeks in a row for the first time.
Tesla is now anticipating reaching its 5000 cars per month within the next two months. The recent earning report noted that if the company can reach its production goals, it can be profitable in Q3 and Q4 of this year.
Tesla’s recent earning report also explained more about Musk’s stance on robots slowing down production of the Model 3.
The report also pointed our certain areas where they scaled back on automation, like the “portions of the battery module line, part of the material flow system, and two steps of general assembly”.
He even went deeper and detailed one area where automation was slowing down production. Musk detailed a “Flufferbot” Tesla created to place fluff on a battery, before determining that humans were better at it and that the fluff wasn’t necessary.