Tesla Model 3 Production Off to a Slow Start

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Only 220 Tesla Model 3 units were delivered in the last quarter.

Tesla has high hopes of delivering on its promise with the Model 3 sedan, fully expecting to be in “production hell” after it delivered the first units at an event in July. During the third quarter, however, the American automaker managed to produce 260 Model 3 sedans, delivering 220 of them to customers.

“Although the vast majority of manufacturing subsystems at both our California car plant and our Nevada Gigafactory are able to operate at high rate, a handful have taken longer to activate than expected,” Tesla said in a statement. “We understand what needs to be fixed and we are confident of addressing the manufacturing bottleneck issues in the near-term.”

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In total, Tesla delivered 26,150 vehicles last quarter, which is a 4.5-percent increase compared to the same period last year. From that figure, 14,065 units were Model S, 11,865 were Model X, and 220 were Model 3.

The automaker still expects to deliver about 100,000 Model S and Model X vehicles this year, which would be a 31-percent increase compared to last year.

[Source: CNBC]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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