Tesla is trying to deliver a record 100,000 cars in the third quarter and with just one day remaining, sources say Tesla is currently "several thousand" cars below its delivery target.
Last week, we reported that Elon Musk had emailed employees to say Tesla "had a shot" at delivering a record 100,000 cars this quarter.
The Executive Director stated that net new orders were tracked at 110,000 vehicles for the quarter and the difficulty was getting the vehicles into the hands of customers in time for the end of the quarter.
Tesla management kept the secret of actual progress toward the target, but sources say they told employees last night that they were "several thousand" short of the target with a quarter day remaining.
Impossible to reach the target at this point, but it will be extremely difficult.
Sources told Electrek that Tesla has about 3,000 investment vehicles throughout North America, but not all of them are in the delivery centers ready to match the customer, ready to take delivery.
Therefore, Tesla will be lucky deliver 500 to 1
Electrek has no inventory information on international markets, which could lead to differences in the last day.
Some markets such as China, Norway, the Netherlands, The UK and Australia have each delivered hundreds of cars in some days during this quarter.
We will report back if we receive more information later today. Otherwise, Tesla is expected to release its official delivery numbers later this week.
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I understand that this is somewhat unclear, but Tesla is much more attentive to the information it provides to employees during this quarter.
I guess it all depends on how much they mean by "a few thousand". In my opinion it should be between 2000 and 5000 units.
The first is achievable, but the second would be almost impossible.
But I think another question is, "Do they really have to deliver 100,000 cars?"
I agree that it would be an incredible milestone and help them look better based on the twisted three-way way of Wall Street to look at things, but I'm not sure it's worth the incredible stress that Tesla puts on employees at the end little time with buyers who take delivery.
Elon has said several times that he is working to change this, but they end up in the same place every quarter with only a larger number.
I think starting a Gigafactory 3 production can help. The new production capacity should allow for a more constant flow of vehicles during the quarter and ease the end of the quarter.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
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