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An additional 2,040 Model 3 vehicles were also in transit to customers.

In a letter to investors, Tesla struck are more formal, and optimistic note.

Right now the company is only building high-specced versions of the Model 3, with a $5,000 premium package, and $9,000 long-range battery pack.

The Buffalo Niagara region has a lot riding on the Model 3. These cash needs will likely require Tesla to undertake a near-term capital raise exceeding $2 billion. Fcg Advisors Limited Liability Company reported 696 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings.

Musk has used branded merchandise to raise money for his tunneling company, The Boring Company. The mission statement of Tesla is to speed up the world's adoption rate of renewable energy - not to make electric cars.

"My desk has frequently been in the factory", Musk later added.

"This is the fastest growth of any automotive company in the modern era", Tesla says in the Q1 production and deliveries report. But it may take longer than expected.

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Last year, Musk raised $1 million and drew media attention for selling 50,000 branded hats, and earlier this year, he raised $10 million by selling 20,000 branded flamethrowers.

Tesla has hyped Model 3 a lot and has a lot of attention, but has been suffering from production woes.

Tesla says it has about 500,000 advance reservations from customers for the vehicle.

For example, having missed its target for the first quarter, Tesla's reaffirmation of its second-quarter target was squishy. It estimates that output for its Model 3 sedans would hit 5,000 cars per week in the next three months.

"The bigger concern is they are sacrificing Models S and X production to fix Model 3", said analyst Dave Sullivan, of AutoPacific Inc., "which generates a lot less revenue".

Tesla has been working with Shanghai's government since past year to explore assembling cars in China, but has yet to clinch a deal.

The bad news didn't end there. Moody's downgraded its debt rating further into junk status. Over the weekend, Tesla revealed that the driver had been using Tesla's autopilot software feature at the time, raising more questions about the safety of the company's self-driving technology.

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Last week, Field had also sent a mail to its employees announcing Tesla would reallocate employees to focus on Model 3 production.

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Production numbers are finally officially in: The first quarter of the year saw Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) produce 34,494 vehicles overall, up 40% from the previous quarter.

But Tesla didn't stop there.

The company led by Elon Musk built 2,020 Model 3 cars in the last seven days, trailing its target for a 2,500-unit rate for the final week of March.

"Even if they're able to cobble together a couple of good weeks, that doesn't mean that the sustainable run rate will continue", Rusch said.

Tesla said it is planning further steps to improve capacity and, as a result, anticipates Model 3 production to increase "rapidly" in the next three months towards its target of 5000 per week.

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