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Tesla "confident" Model S production will double to 800 per week by late 2014

Tesla "confident" Model S production will double to 800 per week by late 2014

That's over 40,000 EVs per year! Now that the Model S is on the market and getting great reviews , Tesla's main challenge is to ramp up production as quickly and efficiently as possible. That's the next phase of their strategic plan, and once they are selling more Model S and making more money (from economies of scales), they can re-invest into their third electric car platform which will be made in even greater numbers and sold for a lot less (the general estimate is in the $30k range). © Tesla The latest news on Tesla's production rate comes from an interview with Elon Musk where he says that right now they are "above 400 a week at the current manpower, and not trivially above it," and that he's "very confident" that they'll get to 800/week by late 2014. Tesla’s Californian factory hosts 3,000 employees right now, including about 2,000 assembly workers, with two daily pr...

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