On Tuesday, Electrek, an automotive news website, reported that Tesla Inc aims to produce approximately 6,000 Model 3 cars for every week by the end of June in order to reach the company’s weekly production target of 5,000 following its accounting for a margin of error.
The revelation comes a day following the temporary suspension of Tesla of its Model 3 assembly line in what the firm said was an intended production pause.
The pause is the second since February. On Monday, Tesla said that it was intended to improve automation and address bottlenecks systematically to improve production, a regular move by car companies.
Electrek quoted Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, as saying in a letter that was addressed to the employees: “We will be stopping for three to five days to do a comprehensive set of upgrades. This should set us up for Model 3 production of 3,000 to 4,000 per week next month.”
According to Electrek, Musk also added in the letter: “Another set of upgrades starting in late May should be enough to unlock production capacity of 6,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June.”
Tesla did not immediately answer to a request for comment regarding the matter.
Reportedly Musk said that to achieve the target of 6,000 units per month, all the production of the Model 3 at Fremont, California factory of Tesla will move to operations that will run 24/7.
Musk was also quoted saying in the letter that any of the department or suppliers of Tesla that will miss the target will be required to have a “very good explanation,” together with a plan for troubleshooting the problem.
After ending 1.2 percent lower on Tuesday, the shares of Tesla rose by 1.4 percent in after-hours trading.