Tesla Is Nowhere Near Its Production Goal for June

Elon Musk is growing frustrated with complications that are slowing down production.

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Tesla has manufactured around 30,000 of its Model 3 sedans in 2018 and built about 6,000 of the cars so far in June according to Business Insider, but the brand is still far off its production goal.

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, challenged his company to produce 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of June, however, due to bottlenecks in the manufacturing process, the California company has been unable to do so. 

The business magnate has used the term “production hell” to describe the trials in working toward the ambitious objective.

In order to speed up manufacturing and reach the 5,000-car goal, Musk has ordered a new assembly line built outside of Tesla’s Fremont, California plant. It is known as the GA4 (General Assembly 4) line and fewer than 100 vehicles have made it through since production began earlier this month, per Business Insider. As a result, it is unlikely that GA4 will provide the output Tesla needs in order to reach its pre-determined target by the end of the month.

Along the way to truly mass-producing the Model 3, Tesla has faced a slew of unexpected issues. In February, manufacturing of the affordable all-electric sedan was halted for five days. By April, Musk & Co. ordered that Model 3 production run 24/7. Quality concerns have been raised and concurrently addressed while also dealing with dramatic internal affairs, all of which have arguably affected the company's focus on getting units through the door and on the streets.