Tesla had their most recent quarterly earnings call on February 22nd and Elon was full of optimism.
Here are some quotes from Elon from the call:
“Model 3 on track for initial production in July, volume production by September...Our Model 3 program is on track to start limited vehicle production in July and to steadily ramp production to exceed 5,000 vehicles per week at some point in the fourth quarter and 10,000 vehicles per week at some point in 2018. Installation of Model 3 manufacturing equipment is underway in Fremont.”
Keep in mind that Tesla employees and investors will receive the first cars off the line, no word on how many (thousands?) that will be. Also, initial reports were that current Tesla owners would be at the front of that post-employee line.
“We expect to deliver 47,000 to 50,000 Model S and Model X vehicles combined in the first half of 2017, representing vehicle delivery growth of 61% to 71% compared with the same period last year."
“We plan to accelerate expansion of the Supercharger network this year, starting with doubling our number of North American Supercharger locations in 2017.”
Good news for all Supercharger users!
The solar roof tiles were also discussed:
"We plan to begin selling and installing later this year. Compared to regular roofs, we expect our solar roof to last longer, look better, and cost less than a traditional tile roof plus the cost of electricity. To support solar roof production, we announced a solar cell manufacturing partnership with Panasonic. Production is scheduled to begin in Buffalo, N.Y. this year."