Elon Musk’s Celebratory Tesla Model 3 Production Email In Full

AWD Tesla Model 3 being built in a tent



Tesla has hit a self-imposed deadline of producing 5,000 Model 3 cars in a single week at the end of this quarter — a goal most Wall Street analysts thought was far-fetched. In addition, the company cranked up production of Model S and X vehicles in order to bring the fleet total to 7,000 cars in 7 days — another first for Tesla.

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Above: Employees “signing off” on another impressive Tesla milestone (Image: Teslarati via Tesla Daily / Twitter)

CNBC obtained a copy of the internal email Elon Musk sent to Tesla staff to announce/celebrate the milestone. What did he say? Take a look…

From: Elon Musk

To: Everybody

Subj. 7000

Jul. 1, 12:37 PM

We did it!! What an incredible job by an amazing team. Couldn’t be more proud to work with you. It is an honor.

The level of dedication and creativity was mind-blowing. We either found a way or, by will and inventiveness, created entirely new solutions that were thought impossible.

Intense in tents. Transporting entire production lines across the world in massive cargo planes. Whatever. It worked.

Not only did we factory gate over 5000 Model 3’s, but we also achieved the S & X production target for a combined 7000 vehicle week!

What’s more, with the widespread productivity gains throughout Tesla and the new production lines spooling up, we are on track to reach 6k/week for Model 3 next month.

I think we just became a real car company …

Thank you for your hard work and dedication,



Above: A vacant building near Tesla’s Fremont factory with a sea of Tesla Model 3s, all waiting for delivery (Source: netizen via InsideEVs)

Later, Musk made it public and tweeted a brief (but telling) note to his 22 million followers: “7000 cars, 7 days ♥︎ Tesla Team ♥︎.”


Source: CNBC

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9 Comments on "Elon Musk’s Celebratory Tesla Model 3 Production Email In Full"

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Congrats Tesla Model 3 5K Team!

2,930 miles on our silver Model 3 and absolutely loving the car. No regrets. Starting to see other Model 3 pop up around town… it’s happening… the EV revolution is in full swing!

Well done Mr. Musk!


I have seen about half a dozen Model 3s in my town (in a state that does not even allow service centers). On a side note: the only Bolt I have seen in my area is one that came to look at a Model 3 when that guy did the US tour with his personal Model 3.


I can’t wait for these to start showing up in the UK. Will be a while but I still can’t wait.

Eric Cote

I sat and rode in my first Model 3 yesterday. Not a bad car. The acceleration is on-par with the Bolt EV (maybe a bit better, but nothing like the S), and the rear seat room is a little more spacious than I expected. Still tight, but an inch or so more headroom than I thought, thanks in part to the glass panel roof.

The real surprise to me was the trunk, it had a lot more space than I had been expecting given the looks from the outside.


Let’s see what the new baseline production rate turns out to be in the next 3-4 weeks. How long will it take to convert this spike to a regular occurrence?

Seven Electrics

Yet another moronic bit of whining. Every single Tesla gets track time on their factory track before being cleared for delivery. Tesla does the alignment in a completely separate step.


Every media story I’ve seen away from here and greencar is trashing Tesla because they haven’t yet been able to build a product as fast as it sells.
That’s not a terrible problem to have.


Not being able to keep up with demand isn’t ideal but it’s far better than the opppsite. Model 3 is going to provide a huge amount of revenue for years to come. Fact.