Tesla is cranking out electric cars, aiming to reach 500,000 customers every year, starting in 2018. That’s 10 times the number of vehicles it produced in 2015, and enough to ensure that all 400,000 customers who have put down a $1000 deposit on the forthcoming Model 3 will qualify for a significant US subsidy.The latest pledge is to develop a faster production
growth rate than Henry Ford’s Ford Motor Co managed in the early 1900s.
A century later, Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants the Model 3, pictured, to be the
Ford T’s electric grandchild. He’s now aiming for close to a million sales by
“My desk is at the end of the production line,” Musk said in an
earnings conference call on Wednesday. “The whole team is