Tesla Motors will start production of the Model 3 by the end of 2018, and its second-generation Model X SUV will start mass production by the beginning of 2019, the automaker said Thursday.
The company is expected to start selling the Model X and Model 3 at the end on March 31, 2019, and to begin production of those vehicles on May 1, 2019.
Tesla expects the Model S, Model X, and Model S 90D to be available in 2021.
“The company has successfully delivered Model S vehicles to a large group of consumers worldwide, and it is extremely confident that Model 3 will be a success,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said.
“We are also very excited to be able to start mass-producing the Model Y, Model 3, and the Model Z.”
Tesla will start shipping the Model 2 in the second half of 2021, and that’s when the Model 4 and Model X will arrive.
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We’re not entirely sure how Tesla will handle production issues with Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
When Tesla said it had delivered 200,000 Model 3 vehicles worldwide, it meant that the company had delivered a full batch of 200,004 vehicles.
Tesla said in February that the final manufacturing batches of the two models were coming, but it has not said when.
Tesla is planning to build a third factory in Fremont, California, for Model 3 production.
In February, Tesla said the Model 7 was slated to arrive by the middle of 2021.
But that production date has not been announced.
At the time, Tesla Chief Financial Officer JB Straubel said the company would not announce the dates until it could get a firm date for the first deliveries of the car.
Tesla has said it is planning for the cars to be ready by the summer of 2021 and that they should be able sell by the holiday shopping season of 2021 in the U.S.
A factory in China is being built to accommodate the Model 1, the company’s first mass-market vehicle.