Tesla to produce 400 Model S units per week by December image

Tesla has recently announced its plans to produce more than 400 units of the Model S every week by December.

After announcing a 1,000 units milestone just a week ago, Tesla has big plans for the Model S and thanks to high demand of what is actually a first luxury electric car, the company will produce 400 units every week by December, even if at the beginning of the quarter, the automaker was assembling just five cars per week.

“The third quarter was a fundamental turning point for Tesla as we successfully transitioned to a mass-production car company, growing from manufacturing five cars per week at the beginning of the quarter to 100 cars per week by the end”, as the automaker is saying.

As a quick reminder, the Tesla Model S has a starting price of 49,900 USD and the entire production for 2012 has been sold out since earlier this year. Tesla says that an upgrade package, which has been named the Model S Performance, is adding features like the Nappa leather with Alcantara accents in the cabin, carbon fiber accents for the exterior, a high-performance drive inverter, active air suspension with sport-tuned traction control and upgraded wheels and tires. The 60kWh model costs 59,900 USD but for the 85kWh version, 10,000 USD extra will be added. Standard equipment includes a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment and 19-inch alloy wheels.