Separately, Air Force spokesperson Captain Hope Cronin said media reports suggesting the US Air Force is reviewing Tesla CEO Elon Musk's security clearance are inaccurate, reported Reuters. Musk would later back out of taking Tesla off the public market.
Tesla now offers seven colors for its vehicles that include top variant Model S, mid level Model X and its most affordable sedan Model 3.
Tesla shares lost ground in morning trade after an analyst downgraded the company's stock and called the company "no longer investable", citing CEO Elon Musk's "erratic" behavior.
The note said a U.S. securities probe following Musk's brief flirtation with taking the electric vehicle maker private was unlikely to have an impact, although the frequent turnover of senior Tesla executives was more concerning.
The cobbled-together line was instrumental to the company finally delivering on a production target this summer - a feat that faded from the headlines largely due to Musk's questionable antics.
The latest tweet follows a chaotic week for the carmaker after Musk was filmed smoking marijuana and wielding a sword on a live show, and a tumultuous August during which he proposed and then abruptly pulled the plug on a go-private deal for the company.
Other analysts are skeptical that Tesla can accelerate or even maintain this production pace long enough to be profitable. Tesla Inc shares were trading at $285.34 per share on Monday afternoon, up $22.10 (+8.40%).
Tesla could use a difference maker to rebound from a chaotic period that's sent its stock tumbling to end last week at the lowest close since April 2.
Investors should still buy Tesla (TSLA)'s stock in spite of all the "drama" surrounding the electric auto maker and its management, an analyst at Baird said after touring the company's factory.
Tesla said cash from Model 3 sales will pay the bills and drive profits.
Tech Crunch reported Tesla produced 53,339 vehicles in the second quarter.
Although the situation has been improving, production bottlenecks have continued to bedevil Tesla's new Model 3 sedan, with paint shop capacity and quality issues chief among them. Tesla's top accountant quit last week after a month on the job, and the company's HR chief decided not to return after a leave of absence.
Soon after this chaotic ups and downs at Tesla, Musk promoted quite a few employees that included Jérôme Guillen who was promoted as the president of automotive.
In what has been a pressure-filled year for Tesla, the company's third-quarter performance might be its most important test in 2018.