Tesla Registers Over 6,000 New Model 3 VINs, All Dual Motor

JUL 12 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 9

Tesla is registering new VINs quicker than ever and this latest batch is all for Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive cars.

Just last week we shared that Tesla had registered 6,160 new Model 3 VINs (vehicle identification numbers), pushing the grand total up to 62,557 Model 3 VIN registrations to date. That batch was almost all Long Range (single-motor) Model 3s, though the preceding week the automaker registered 2,237 VINs, almost all of which were for the dual-motor vehicles.

Now, we see another 6,032 new Model 3 VINs registered with the NHTSA. This time, an estimated 100 percent of the registrations are for dual-motor Model 3 sedans. The new, highest VIN number has climbed to 69,601.

It’s really starting to seem like Tesla has ironed out all of the production issues and it’s clear that the “tent” was a much-needed addition in Fremont. Aside from the most recent 10-day shutdown, what may have been some precautionary measures in June to not push too far past the magic 200k number, and the brief worker break thereafter, it appears as though the automaker is pushing forward now without pause.

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9 Comments on "Tesla Registers Over 6,000 New Model 3 VINs, All Dual Motor"

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Seven Electrics

This spreadsheet is the best source for production tracking: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSkckurdmbXt5Bh4dVenUhsjoal1Y6qRIkFBG_tcOhTxGp6xUL5j8DqkMPY0K9TfOCDz83A_7HGcQCl/pubhtml#
Current production estimate is 300 a day.

It measures the rate at which VINs are given to customers, not when they’re created out of thin air. You can’t extrapolate much from VIN creation, and you certainly cannot say, “aside from all the pauses, it appears production is moving ahead without pause.”

In particular, I doubt the dual motor cars will be produced at a rate close to the RWD drive cars; there will be some kinks which need to be ironed out, and there hasn’t been much chance to stockpile parts and rework, which Tesla loves to do.

SparkEV BoltEV

Have you been living under a rock? Of course Tesla will have bumps along the way, because they always do. Surprise will be if they don’t have bumps. At this point, Tesla can do no wrong, because the expectation is so low.

7one

Hmm, Bloombergs Tracker was more precise on Q2 production numbers than this spreadsheet.

John

Hahahaha! For someone who allegedly drives a Model X, you sure take a hard position against the manufacturer of the very vehicle you drive. And no, I don’t consider you unbiased and impartial, as EVERYTHING you comment regarding Tesla is negative.

Get Real

That is because he is lying through his teeth, he doesn’t own or drive any Teslas and he is almost certainly shorting the stock like the other d-bag shorters like Spiegel, Chanos, etc.

MDEV

Are you sure? I read somewhere that they only produce 30 cars per week. Ha ha
You need to step up your trolling skills, here the readers are more educated.

antrik

Bloomberg tracks both registrations and reported assignments, and they claim that the results of both methods are fairly close most of the time.

Considering that VINs are assigned in advance, neither method is very precise at tracking production at days or even weeks resolution.

fasterthanonecanimagine

model3vin twitter just reported (2 minutes ago): “#Tesla registered 2,226 new #Model3 VINs. ~60% estimated to be dual motor. Highest VIN is 71827.” 🙂

Viking79

The timing of the base model appears to align with the start of phase out of the tax credit. The fact that you can order a Model 3 Long Range + Premium (and AWD, Performance) today and still receive the full tax credit is huge, and I imagine Tesla will want to make the most of this.

They are definitely going to have a couple strong quarters. It has me tempted even though I was going to wait as I just bought a used i3… I was never planning on being eligible for tax credit on a Model 3 due to reservation back log.