Tesla has released a video of how the Model 3 electric car is made.
It comes from the Fremont factory in California and shows the vehicle moving along the conveyor belt and being assembled by the team.
Construction of the Model 3 is complex with Tesla saying there are over 10,000 individual parts, with the majority coming together during the general assembly.
Fremont is home to the main assembly line for the Model 3, where production of the car has significantly improved over time.
Early last year the car firm was said to be going through “production hell” trying to fix “bottlenecks” in the construction of the vehicle.
It even saw the carmaker controversially create a second production line in a tent outside the factory to help reach its 5,000 cars a week.
Progress was at first slow but the car firm saw production significantly ramp up in Q3 and Q4. In the fourth quarter, confirmed record deliveries of 90,700 cars and the production of 86,555 vehicles were made.
This is eight per cent increase over the record achieved over the course of Q3. In Q4 63,150 Model 3s, 13,500 Model S and 14,050 Model Xs were delivered.
Tesla delivered almost a quarter of a million cars (245,240) over the course of 2018 with 145,846 Model 3 and 99,394 Model S and Xs.
The carmaker revealed this information in a press release detailing the quantities of vehicles sold and built of 2018.
It said: “Tesla’s achievements in 2018 likely represent the biggest single-year growth in the history of the automotive industry.
“We started the year with a delivery run rate of about 120,000 vehicles per year and ended it at more than 350,000 vehicles per year – an increase of almost 3Xs.
“As a result, we’re starting to make a tangible impact on accelerating the world to sustainable energy.
“Additionally, 2018 was the first time in decades that an American car – the Model 3 – was the best-selling premium vehicle in the U.S. for the full year, with U.S. sales of Model 3 roughly double those of the runner up.”
We want to thank our customers, suppliers, investors, and especially our employees, who worked so hard to accomplish this.
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