Tesla boss Elon Musk has introduced that the corporate has constructed its personal automotive transporter trailers amid its issue in delivering the Mannequin three.
Musk beforehand tweeted that the model is in “supply logistics hell” amid complaints of delayed deliveries from prospects awaiting their Mannequin 3s, and took to the social media web site once more to clarify that the corporate was “operating into an excessive scarcity of automotive provider trailers”.
Apologies, we’re upgrading our logistics system, however operating into an excessive scarcity of automotive provider trailers. Began constructing our personal automotive carriers this weekend to alleviate load.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 24, 2018
To quell the issue as the top of the third quarter approaches, the corporate is upgrading its logistics system, together with the development of its personal provider trailers.
The Tesla CEO has additionally previously tweeted that the corporate was in “manufacturing hell” when it encountered bottlenecks within the manufacturing strategy of the Mannequin three, though these issues have been quelled, with Tesla reporting targets for Mannequin three manufacturing being hit.
Sorry, we’ve gone from manufacturing hell to supply logistics hell, however this downside is much extra tractable. We’re making speedy progress. Needs to be solved shortly.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2018
Musk beforehand alerted prospects on Twitter to the chance of delayed deliveries with the elevated volumes requiring supply within the US; he appeared to improve this to “supply logistics hell” when responding to a buyer’s considerations.
Not like the manufacturing issues, nevertheless, Musk claims that the supply points “needs to be solved shortly”, and that the corporate is “making speedy progress” in overcoming the issue, however hasn’t put this latter declare into numbers.
As a consequence of a big improve in car supply quantity in North America, Tesla prospects could expertise longer response instances. Resolving that is our high precedence.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2018
The model delivered 18,449 Mannequin 3s through the second quarter of the yr, up from 8182 throughout the primary three months of 2018. A goal of 5000 automobiles per week was reached on the finish of the second quarter, with a brief manufacturing line in place and elevated stress on the Fremont manufacturing facility employees.
Musk additionally determined to streamline the manufacturing course of not too long ago with tweaks to the paint availability of the Mannequin three, with black and silver now solely obtainable at a premium, to push prospects in direction of a narrower number of paint shades. Responding to a buyer question, Musk clarified that this may not have an effect on availability within the model’s restore centres.
Shifting 2 of seven Tesla colours off menu on Wednesday to simplify manufacturing. Obsidian Black & Metallic Silver will nonetheless be obtainable as particular request, however at increased value.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 11, 2018
UK deliveries are unlikely to be affected by the delays, nevertheless – manufacturing of the right-hand-drive Mannequin three isn’t resulting from start till 2019, with UK deliveries commencing a while after this.
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