“We did it!” said an effusive Elon Musk on Sunday to Tesla employees after the electric car company reached the 5,000 Model 3 per week self-imposed production target, which, by adding another goal of Models S and X, sums a combined 7,000 vehicles in one week.
There’s still certain controversy regarding such goals, since, according to Reuters, the company reached the mark “several hours after midnight”. Citing as source two workers from the factory located in Fremont, California, the Canadian news outlet said that the last vehicle completed its “final quality checks” around 5:00 AM Sunday, that’s five hours after the midnight deadline that Musk set in early June.
However, that didn’t prevented the Tesla CEO from bragging about the accomplishment on Twitter. Musk also celebrated by sending an email to all the company employees thanking them for their support. The document was immediately leaked to most major business news outlets in the U.S. Here’s some excerpts:
“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.”
“I think we just became a real car company …”
“Thank you for your hard work and dedication,”
According to the Monroney sticker in most models, 25 percent of the 10,000 unique parts in a Tesla Model 3 are manufactured in Mexico.