Tesla Model 3 all-wheel drive Performance rolls off a new assembly line in a temporary structure
That doesn't necessarily preclude having a larger number of stockpiled cars needing rework one week than the next. Nor does it mean more cars might not legitimately need rework one week than the next.
Taken together, though, these questions do raise concerns about whether Tesla has reached the point that it can sustain production of 5,000 Model 3's per week, or whether the company just pulled out all the stops to cram as many Model 3's into one week as it could.
As it is, according to one of the Reuters sources, the 5,000th Model 3 was built at 5 a.m. Sunday—about five hours after Tesla's self-imposed deadline.
Following the production announcement, CEO Elon Musk set a new goal for Tesla to build 6,000 Model 3's per week by the end of August.