Tesla CEO Elon Musk has updated employees related to the status of the automaker's Model 3 production ramp to 5,000 per week by next month.

It would be an understatement to say that Tesla suffered quite a rocky start related to Model 3 production. Many unexpected issues made it seemingly impossible for the automaker to build the car in any quantity for several months. Then, production turned a corner for the better and has been rising ever since.

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While the numbers are still nowhere near what the CEO guided early on, they're very impressive nonetheless and leaving all other EV competitors in the dust when it comes to sales. As deliveries continue to grow, gas-powered rivals will begin to be exceeded by Model 3 sales.

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With all of that being said, we just reported a supposed Tesla factory worker's statement that the automaker will soon approach 4,000 builds per week. We have no way of knowing if this is 100-percent accurate, but it fits with other estimates and makes sense based on what we've learned.

Now, Electrek got its hands on another leaked email from Musk to employees. It says that Tesla should "exceed" production of 500 Model 3s per day this week, and he didn't use the words "extrapolate" or "burst":

It is looking quite likely that we will exceed 500 vehicles per day across all Model 3 production zones this week.

Sadly, we don't have the rest of the email, but according to the report, Musk asked employees to immediately apprise him personally if they are aware of any issues that may result in the automaker not being able to achieve the 500-per-day mark.

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This adds up to 3,500 a week, and based on the information from the email and the related report, it sure doesn't read like this is a burst. If true, this will be a significant ramp up from the 2,000 per week that Tesla was achieving in the recent past.

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Source: Electrek

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