(Reuters) - Tesla Inc TSLA.O shares headed for their best day in more than two years on Wednesday after Chief Executive Elon Musk said the vehicle maker was now churning out 500 of its Model 3 sedans a day and should achieve its 5,000 per week target by the end of June.
"We have no corporate governance problem with Mr. Musk's dual titles, as ultimately it is about delivering the vehicles profitably", CFRA analyst Efraim Levy said. One person asked whether people should discount Musk's prediction in the future given the Model 3's long delayed ramp up.
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He said that the company has largely overcome bottlenecks in production and it is "extremely likely" Tesla will hit a weekly Model 3 production rate of 5,000 cars.
Musk also made a few comments about Autopilot, which has been in the news after recent Tesla crashes. If any significant number of "remove" votes are received, it probably signifies an erosion of confidence in Musk on the part of big institutional investors. "Then I had a road bike until I was 17 and was nearly killed by a truck", Musk said. In an earlier letter, the company said Model 3 net reservations surpassed 450,000 at the end of the first quarter.
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Tesla is dishing out refunds for deposits on Model 3 sedans faster than deposits are coming in, a new report claims, but Tesla is refuting the report. The vehicle starts at $35,000, but now, only the $44,000 version with a long-range battery is available.
Tesla plans to unveil the Model Y crossover SUV in March 2019, with production launching in the first half of 2020.
When it's available, the Tesla Model Y would take on challengers such as the Jaguar I-Pace, BMW iX3, and Mercedes-Benz EQC, which may beat it to market.
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Musk still thinks manufacturing will become a strength for the company in the long term, though he acknowledged this was a counter-intuitive prediction after Tesla's trying experiences over the previous year. "But I think we're getting there".