Tesla said that it will start to deliver the Model X in Europe by the end of the month. As we reported yesterday, Tesla achieved its exit production rate of 2,000 vehicles per week for the quarter early, which is a good indicator that the automaker can achieve its Q2 production goal of ~20,000 vehicles.
But while it plans to produce roughly 20,000 vehicles, a lot of them will be in transit and Tesla only announced a delivery goal of 17,000 vehicles for the quarter. Achieving the delivery goal will depend on early Model X deliveries in Europe and it looks like Model X’s are already shipping out of Tesla’s European factory.
Last year, Tesla opened a new 78,000 square-meter (840,000 sq-ft) plant in Tilburg, Netherlands.
The factory performs the final assembly process and testing for the Model S and now the Model X. It has a capacity of about 450 vehicles per week to support certain European markets, including the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany.
A reader, Wouter Schreurs, spotted a truck loaded with Model X’s near the plant in Tilburg and sent us the following pictures:
By the time Tesla launched the Model X in the US, the automaker had about 5,000 reservations for the all-electric SUV in Europe. Tesla has been working through its backlog in the US for the past 8 months. Some supply chain problems followed by some production delays slowed down the process, but now that Tesla achieved its 2,000 vehicles per week production rate, it looks the Model X is finally expanding to more markets.
After Canada earlier this month, now European markets will be able to enjoy the first all-electric SUV in the world.