Tesla had hoped to produce 1,500 Tesla Model 3 sedans in September, but unfortunately Tesla missed its target. Tesla has revealed that only 260 units were produced in the entire third quarter of this year.
Tesla originally hoped to produce around 100 Model 3 sedans in August, which would be followed by at least 1,500 units in September, but apparently there were some issues. According to Tesla, the Model 3 production was less than it predicted due to “production bottlenecks.”
“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. It is important to emphasize that there are no fundamental issues with the Model 3 production or supply chain. We understand what needs to be fixed and we are confident of addressing the manufacturing bottleneck issues in the near-term.”
While the Model 3 production may be an issue, at least the Model S and Model X are doing well. Tesla says that the third quarter of this year was its best quarter ever for both models, with deliveries increasing 4.5% over the same period in 2016 and 17.7% over the second quarter of this year.