Tesla Making 500 Model S Electric Cars a Week

Tesla Model S

Tesla Motors has counted on pre-booking thou­sands of orders for its Model S elec­tric car. So far, there’s been more than 10,000 peo­ple who’ve put down deposits and intend to buy one when its man­u­fac­tured. Tesla’s VP of world­wide sales and own­er­ship expe­ri­ence, George Blanken­ship, said in Decem­ber that the com­pany had been pro­duc­ing 400 units per week, and now that num­ber has gone up to 500 accord­ing to a blog post by Blankenship.

Crank­ing it up to 2,000 units pro­duced per month will speed up the deliv­ery process, which will make cus­tomers happy who could grow frus­trated and back away from the pur­chase. Ful­fill­ing sales tar­gets is very impor­tant as the com­pany approaches prof­itabil­ity along with sev­eral legal and leg­isla­tive fights with dealer asso­ci­a­tions. Tesla sets up fan­ci­ful retail loca­tions, sim­i­lar to what Blanken­ship set up when he played a sim­i­lar role for Apple. Dealer groups are call­ing for enforce­ment of state fran­chise laws to stop it from continuing.