The company also said 11,166 Model 3 vehicles were in transit to customers at the end of the second quarter, and would be delivered early next quarter.
By almost hitting a much-anticipated Model 3 production target this weekend, Tesla has become a "real auto company"-according to billionaire chief executive Elon Musk". Musk being Musk, he says Tesla will be able to build on the pace and get up to 6,000 Model 3s a week by the end of "next month".
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Tesla said that for the first time, Model 3 production in a quarter (28,578) exceeded combined Model S and X production (24,761) with nearly three times as many Model 3s produced in the most recent quarter versus in the first quarter.
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In April, Tesla said that by the third quarter, it would have the "long-sought ideal combination of high volume, good gross margin and strong operating cash flow", and that the company wouldn't require a capital raise this year.
But the company still only managed to crank out an average of 2,198 per week for the quarter. Tesla had struggled all year to meet its self-imposed goal of producing 5,000 of the vehicles in a week.
Tesla also raised its production target for the Model 3, its first mass-produced electric vehicle. Including Model S and X production, the company had a "7000 vehicle week", he wrote.
The automaker said today that its Q2 production figures represented a 55 percent increase over Q1 of 2018.
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Field oversaw the troubled rollout of Tesla's Model 3.
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. At the time, Musk stated in a tweet, "My job as CEO is to focus on what's most critical, which is now Model 3 production".
Whichever it is, Tesla appears to have finally ironed out the kinks in Model 3 production, allowing for a faster ramp-up. Most recently in May, Tesla said that despite the delivery delays, its net Model 3 reservations - accounting for new orders and cancellations - exceeded 450,000 at the end of the first quarter.
Tesla first wanted the call the Model 3 - Model E. It would have joined the models S and X in Tesla's lineup to make "S-E-X" with the Model Y to follow later. "However, over time, we expect the manufacturing rate to become sustainable and even rise".
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"This is very positive news for Tesla because the Model 3 takes them from a niche core producer to a mainstream automobile manufacturer", Tigress Financial Partners analyst Ivan Feinseth said. "Many have been waiting since March of 2016, when Tesla began taking orders with a $1,000 refundable deposit".