Total orders for the vehicle have fallen from 518,000 to 455,000, Musk said, according to Business Insider. But the drop in orders doesn’t hurt Tesla too much: The electric-car company has averaged about 1,800 new Model 3 reservations per day since last Friday.
Musk added that he could increase Model 3 reservations with little effort, Business Insider reports, but noted that this move wouldn’t serve the company well.
“It’s like if you’re a restaurant and you’re serving hamburgers and there’s like an hour-and-a-half wait for hamburgers — do you really want to encourage more people to order more hamburgers,” Musk said.
The first 30 Model 3 cars were given to employees last week, according to Business Insider, and customer deliveries will commence this fall.
Earlier this week, Musk said that he will produce a faster Model 3 after he has escaped “production hell.” He added that Tesla will most likely begin production of the performance Model 3 in mid-2018.