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PHOTO CAPTION: Tesla Model S assembly line now producing 2,000 cars a month as of late March 2013.

Reported: Tesla Reaches 500 Per Week Model S Production Rate

John Voelcker puts together disparate pieces information and concludes Tesla Motors has now reached a production rate of 2,000 Model S sedans a month, on its backlog of 10,000 orders.

Published: 25-Mar-2013

With a backlog of more than 10,000 depositors for the Tesla Model S, its maker is making and delivering electric luxury sedans as fast as it can.

Among other benefits, that may allow Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] to achieve CEO Elon Musk's suggestion that the company could be profitable for the first quarter of this year.

George Blankenship, Tesla's vice president of worldwide sales and ownership experience, said in December that the company had reached its target production rate of 400 cars a week.

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