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Tesla just hit a major milestone-five hours late

Tesla just hit a major milestone-five hours late

After all, producing 5,000 units of one vehicle in a week is far from unheard of in the auto industry, and the company had to pull out all the stops to get to this point, including constructing a tent and makeshift assembly line next to its factory.

In another bid to push the limits of technology, Tesla at times pulls robots off the line and tests them operating at speeds greater than specified by the supplier, said Charles Mwangi, Tesla's director of body engineering.

Shares surged more than 5% when news of the production milestone crossed.

"In the interim, we do not see this production rate as operationally or financially sustainable", said CFRA analyst Efraim Levy.

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, recently tweeted about the brand's long-rumored and pseudo-confirmed electric pickup truck, teasing a few of its features on Twitter.

"We did it! What an incredible job by an fantastic team", CEO Elon Musk wrote in a staff email obtained by news site, Elektrek. The company says it was producing 5,000 cars per week by the end of the quarter, and it expects to reach 6,000 cars per week by late August.

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Tesla had a goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week before the close of the second quarter on Saturday to demonstrate it could mass produce the battery-powered sedan. Tesla's (TSLA)stock rose 5% early Monday. Model 3 reservations totalled 450,000 at the end of the first quarter. That total included 28,578 Model 3s, marking the first time production of the sedan exceeded combined Model S and Model X production. Wall Street analysts polled by Bloomberg have an average price target of $US314 for the stock, which is now trading near $US359 a share. Tesla produced 53,339 cars in the second quarter, which made it the most productive in the company's history, it noted.

The carmaker's short sellers, those who put money on a stock declining in value, lost roughly $2.5 billion on paper in the month of June, according to data from Ihor Dusaniwsky, managing director of predictive analytics at financial technology firm, S3 Partners.

"We did it! What an incredible job by an awesome team". This could denote that the pickup will be less of a luxury product and more of a genuine work vehicle, and we hope it will be priced accordingly.

"The level of dedication and creativity was mind-blowing". The boost in productivity has been attributed to GA4, the new Tesla production line which is located in a tent.

Shares of Tesla Inc. reversed course to trade down 4 per cent on Monday after Wall Street analysts questioned the electric auto maker's ability to maintain an increase in production that helped it meet a long-elusive target of making 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week.


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