The CEO added:
10 years ago, we produced less than 3,000 cars, and 10 years later, we stand here and have produced 3 million cars.
Just last month, Tesla announced that its Fremont factory had produced 2 million electric vehicles.The other 1 million cars came from Shanghai, Berlin and the Gigafactory in Texas, all of which are ramping up production.
Musk noted that Tesla's fleet has grown very steadily.Looking ahead, Musk wonders what Tesla will look like in another 10 years.
What about the next 10 years?I'd be surprised if it doesn't exceed 100 million in 10 years.
Tesla has set a famous goal of producing 20 million electric vehicles a year by 2030.During the meeting, Musk said he thinks Tesla will need about a dozen Gigafactory plants to make that happen.The automaker already operates four Gigafactories, although it's still ramping up production at all of them.
Considering that it will take Tesla a few years to build a new factory and ramp up to mass production, the automaker will need to add new factories quickly over the next few years.
Tesla is likely to announce the location of the next Gigafactory later this year, Musk said at Friday's meeting.
Tesla has previously stated that it hopes to achieve an annual production rate of 2 million vehicles by the end of 2022.The company is expected to announce more factories soon to increase that number by an order of magnitude within eight years.