Tesla’s Model X is finally delivering good production numbers

Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is finally rolling off assembly lines at the rates the electric car company had originally hoped to deliver.

The crossover car with its falcon-wing doors debuted on September 29 and was hit with significant delays. Tesla managed to deliver only 206 of the cars in the fourth quarter of 2015.

In January, Tesla announced that it was placing even more strain on the vehicle as it continued to deal with quality issues.

In late March the company finally had production up to 750 Model X units, and the first quarter managed to deliver 2,400 Model X’s.

In the second quarter Tesla is hoping to produce 1,000 Model X’s per week.

For his part, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has admitted to hubris in trying to accomplish too many new features for the earliest version of the Model X.

The company will need to ramp up production in the coming years. The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 has already received more than 276,000 pre-orders. Most buyers of that vehicle will not take delivery of their car until 2018.

Tesla also announced on Monday that it sold 12,420 Model S sedans in the first quarter.

The company believes it will hit its full-year sales target of 80,000 to 90,000 vehicles.

Written by John Howard

John Howard

John Howard is the Business Editor at BusinessPundit.com. He is an avid watcher of markets, a wallflower of retail, and a fan of disruptive businesses that utilize technology and unique ideas to form brilliant new ways of doing business.