Tesla Model X Concept

Tesla Model X Concept

Tesla Model X Concept

Tesla Model X Concept

Later this year, Tesla Motors will fire up a second production line at its factory in Fremont, California.  This second line will accommodate production of the Tesla Model X.

Since both the current Tesla Model S and upcoming Model X share most components, the vehicles will theoretically be able to roll off either of the two lines.  This will provide Tesla with flexibility to produce as demand dictates, meaning that if the automaker needs to manufacture say 70% Model X SUVs and 30% Model S EVs it will have that ability.

But there's a production cap.  Value Walk reports that even with the second production line, Tesla Motors will not be able to produce more than 1,000 units per week.  So, in the above scenario, Model X production would be 700 units per week and Model S at 300 units per week.  Of course, this could be flipped the other way too so that Model S is at 700 and Model X at 300, or varied how Tesla sees fit.

With a 1,000-unit production cap, annual production will be about 50,000 units per year, give or take.  That's what Tesla will likely stick with until Gen 3 arrives, thus driving demand way up and requiring at least a third production line.

Source: Value Walk