Tesla is now making over 2,000 Model 3 vehicles per week – still short of its previously announced goal of making 2,500 of the electric sedans a week by the end of Q1 2018.

In an internal email sent to employees this week, which has been obtained by a number of publications, Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated the company built over 2,000 Model 3 vehicles per week over the last seven days. Those numbers may have been inflated, however, with rumors circulating that the company had temporarily shuttered the Model S and Model X production lines in order to give Model 3 production a boost before the end of Q1.

A Tesla spokesperson later denied those rumors, saying the Model S and Model lines were only paused on Friday, March 30th and that it was unrelated to Model 3. A previously leaked internal memo indicated otherwise, though, which called on employees to voluntarily join the Model 3 line on the Friday in order to provide a temporary boost in production and “prove a bunch of haters wrong.”

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From the beginning of January 2018 through to the end of March 2018, Tesla built just under 9,800 Model 3s. Last year, Musk predicted the company would be making 5,000 Model 3s a week by this time – equivalent to 20,000 per month. The company still hopes it can hit a milestone of 5,000 units per week by the end of Q2 2018, but that goal seems lofty in light of its underachieving performance in Q1.

Yesterday it was reported that Musk had taken over supervision duties of the Model 3 production line from company vice president of engineering Doug Field in an effort to streamline its production processes and meet its goals for the Model 3.

[Source: The Verge, Teslarati]

A version of this story originally appeared on AutoGuide.com.