On its way to a promised 80,000-90,000 cars quota for the year, Tesla Motors has passed the 2,000 cars-a-week mark. The news comes from Tesla's "Weekend Social" events for Tesla owners (via Electrek), and puts Tesla right on pace to hit their year-end production goal for the Model S and Model X.
On top of that, Tesla's also managed to significantly improve the quality of the vehicles they're building, with "over 90% of the vehicles coming out of the assembly lines" not requiring any additional work before shipping to customers. Elon Musk famously kept a sleeping bag at the end of the Model X production line thanks to ongoing issues with the electric SUV's production, and that attention to detail is starting to pay off.
While being on pace to hit 80 or 90 thousand cars by the end of the year is no small feat for Tesla, it's also just a step along their way to a much larger goal: 500,000 cars/year by the end of 2018, or more than 9,000/week. Tesla's production capacity is currently constrained by the supply and cost of the massive and expensive lithium ion battery packs in every Tesla EV, though the ongoing construction of the Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada will help to alleviate both of those problems.
The Gigafactory and the Fremont factory's scaling to much higher volumes are both essential steps towards meeting their goals for the Tesla Model 3. With nearly 400,000 reservations for the $35,000 electric sedan, Tesla has their work cut out for them in scaling up to meet demand. Volume production is set to begin at the end of 2017, with up to 200,000 examples delivered that year. So while hitting 2,000 vehicles/week is a small step along that path, it's progress nonetheless.