Tesla is making its own car carriers

28 September, 2018, 11:10 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
  • Tesla starts building own car carrier trailers to cope with Model 3 delivery rush

Tesla offered free delivery to some Model 3 customers over the weekend, Electrek reports.

In the Q2 update, Tesla said that Model 3 gross margin turned slightly positive in the second quarter, and expected roughly 15 percent margin in Q3.

Musk alluded to the pressure the company is under in an email to employees published as a blog post on September 7, Tesla "is about to have the most awesome quarter in our history, building and delivering more than twice as many cars as we did last quarter", he wrote.

As reported by Elektrek, Tesla's delivery centers are overcrowded at the moment, so the company is offering home deliveries to some customers-a service it calls Tesla Direct.

It was August 7, when Musk tweeted that he has the funding.

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According to Bloomberg's Tesla Tracker, which tracks Model 3 output by analyzing vehicle registration data, government resources and speaking directly with Tesla customers, Tesla is building on average 3,104 Model 3's per week, well short of its goal of over 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles each week. They were told the electric cars weren't there to stay, as in flying off the shelves, much to their dismay.

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Musk previously tweeted that the brand is in "delivery logistics hell" amid complaints of delayed deliveries from customers awaiting their Model 3s, and took to the social media site again to explain that the company was "running into an extreme shortage of auto carrier trailers". This comes after the intense pressure being placed on Musk to prove that the company can deliver its promises.

Tesla owners can grant "free Supercharging for life" to a friend who buys a Model S, X or 3. And with mere days left in which to get as many cars as possible into customers' hands before the end of the quarter, Tesla is taking a new tack. "As a future Model 3 owner in the Bay Area, this is your opportunity to come pick-up your Model 3 this weekend", said an invitation posted on the Tesla Motors Club forum.

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