Tesla has released its production numbers for the second quarter of 2018, which is now saying was its most productive quarter yet. In the Q2, Tesla built 53,339 vehicles, which is a 55% increase from Q1. Tesla Model 3 production also eclipsed production of the combined totals of the Model S and Model X with 28,578 Model 3 sedans produced compared to 24,761 Model S and X vehicles.
Last quarter Tesla delivered 40,740 vehicles, with most of them being the Model 3 at 18,440 units, compared to 10,930 Model S sedans and 11,370 Model X crossovers.
Over the last week Tesla also hit a major production milestone with the Model 3, by building over 5,000 Model 3 vehicles in a week. Tesla announced today that in the last seven days it produced 5,031 Model 3 and 1,913 Model S and X vehicles. Tesla expects to increase production to 6,000 Model 3s per week by late next month, but of course Tesla’s critics are wondering how sustainable that production rate is.
Tesla hopes that its new “GA4” assembly line will help it reach its goal of 6,000 Model 3s a week, since its initial “GA3” assembly line is will be capable of producing 5,000 units a week soon.