The same source also pointed out that Tesla eventually produced a consistent 5,000 model 3s per week for a week, temporarily achieving this volume.
If right, it shows that Tesla has come a long way since delivering only 30 units at the end of July 2017. At the same time, there is much to do. Customers had pre-ordered about 455,000 Model 3's when deliveries began – most people who have deposited a bail still have no electric vehicles. This is unlikely to happen until Tesla can finally produce the Model 3 in large quantities so that it can make the $ 35,000 entry-level without suffering a loss, and that will not happen until 2019. Nevertheless, it is an achievement in an industry where electric vehicles are being built at this rate is still a novel concept.