During a conference call with financial analysts, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed some of the most important details of the production plan for the Model 3. Most interestingly, he said that Tesla set a deadline for Model 3 internal parts and supplier parts for July 1st, 2017.

Musk called the date an “impossible date” and therefore it doesn’t mean that Tesla will start shipping in the weeks following this deadline, but Musk added that he estimates Tesla could manufacture as many as 100,000 to 200,000 Model 3 vehicles during the second half of 2017. expand full story