UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Tesla missed its first-quarter production target for the high-profile Model 3.
It hoped to be churning out 2,500 Model 3s a week by the end of March.
Instead, it produced 2,020 in the final week of the quarter.
Despite falling over 19 percent short of its target, Tesla points out that it doubled weekly production in Q1.
The company said April 3 that it still plans to produce about 5,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of the second quarter.
Time magazine named Tesla’s first mass-market vehicle one of its 25 best inventions of 2017, and over 400,000 people forked over $1,000 a piece to reserve a Model 3 of their own.
The rollout has been plagued by production problems, however.
CEO Elon Musk recently tweeted that he’s back to sleeping on the factory floor.
Musk plans to personally oversee production moving forward.