It's been a tough road for Tesla Model 3 production, but it seems the floodgates are starting to open.

We can only hope that there are no more setbacks or delays, as everything points to Tesla Model 3 production finally being almost where it should be at this time.

Related: Does The New Tesla Model 3 Tracker Jibe With Our Sales Estimates?

Yes, there was a time when CEO Musk estimated numbers way in excess of the 2,500-a-week guidance, with a timeline much ahead of now. However, for some time now, the story has been that Tesla would hit 2,500 Model 3s produced per week by the end of Q1.
Bloomberg Tesla Model 3 tracker

Just before the quarter came to a close, Musk sent out an email to employees stating the 2,000 Model 3s per week seemed imminent. Much to the automaker's satisfaction, that number was, in fact, achieved. Tesla provided Q1 global sales results on April 3, 2018.

The automaker set a new all-time high in the first quarter of 2018, with a production total of 34,494, of which 9,766 were Model 3s. Model 3 deliveries for Q1 hit a whopping 8,180.

All-in-all, Tesla delivered more EVs for the quarter than any other automaker in history, as well as setting the record for the month of March (estimated at over ~10,000 U.S. deliveries).

Bloomberg recently joined the Tesla Model 3 production tracking game with its own Model 3 Tracker. At first, it was hard to know exactly how successful it might be since the model relies primarily on VINs. But, as we previously pointed out, the system seems to be pretty accurate.

At the end of the quarter, Bloomberg's Tom Randall Tweeted about just how successful the model has become:

After Q1 sales were in, the team calibrated the data with the model:

Now, after just one week, Bloomberg's Model 3 tracker is showing about 2,400 cars produced per week. Randall says that the model will prove even more accurate going forward since it now has an additional validation point.

Source: Bloomberg