Tesla: Why It's 'All About' Model 3 Production

Tesla: Why It's 'All About' Model 3 Production

An activist investor group cited failures to meet goals with the sedan as one of the reasons shareholders should have opposed re-electing three directors to the board, though that campaign failed. "We just did a big set of upgrades, and it's quite likely that we will achieve a 5,000 vehicle a week (production rate) by the end of this month", Musk said.

This was in spite of some stakeholders raising concern that a board with these directors lacked independence.

By the end of the second quarter, Musk said, Tesla expects to be building more batteries than all other electric-car manufacturers combined, "including China".

"We will definitely offer a $35,000 version of the Model 3", Musk said Tuesday.

Musk's confidence in hitting the Model 3 production target is based on recent upgrades at Tesla's Fremont, California manufacturing facility.

Tesla is dishing out refunds for deposits on Model 3 sedans faster than deposits are coming in, a new report claims, but Tesla is refuting the report. Ordered today, wait times for Model 3s with the existing configuration would be three or four months, said Musk. While the Model S and Model X are known for price tags starting between $70,000 and $100,000, Tesla has set a $35,000 base target price for the Model 3, with a shorter-range battery, to appeal to a more mid-range, non-luxury-market auto customer.

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An individual shareholder had also put forth a proposal that would have required an independent chairman, which was backed by proxy advisers Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, but was ultimately voted down. Here are the 5 big things Tesla are doing right now.

Elon Musk expressed confidence about Tesla achieving the next production goal for its crucial Model 3, predicting that manufacturing will become a strength for the electric vehicle maker over time.

"We did not think these individuals are a credible, independent voice for shareholders. Then I had a road bike until I was 17 and was nearly killed by a truck", Musk said.

Tesla had recommended investors allow Mr Musk to keep both roles and argued that the directors were qualified.

Meeting the goal of 5,000 Model 3s a week by the end of June is crucial to generating enough cash to sustain operations without having to raise more capital.

While Musk also holds the titles of founder and chief executive at Tesla, losing the chairmanship would significantly reduce his influence over the company, in which he has a 20% stake. The rate of stationary storage deployment is going to grow exponentially.

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