Earlier this month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tesla's most pressing issues had moved from producing vehicles to delivering them, though he said delivery issues were easier to fix and would be solved soon.
According to Automotive News, volunteers are answering questions from buyers picking up their new vehicles "whom Tesla staff are too busy to handle".
Rather than building a complex double-deck open auto trailer with hydraulic systems to maximize the number of cars per trip, the company may be making simpler conversions to closed trailers that hold fewer vehicles.More news: Jack Grealish signs new Aston Villa contract
In the August letter to shareholders, Musk said the automaker expects to become both sustainably profitable and cash-flow positive in the second half of 2018 for the first time in its 15-year history. "For a while, there will be a lot of fuss and noise in the media".
As Model 3 deliveries reach fever pitch during the final week of the third quarter, Tesla is coming up with innovative methods to get produced cars to their waiting customers.
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Omar Sultan, a true believer from California, helped at the store in Rocklin. It has hit and passed that target, which is among the reasons it can not get some Model 3 vehicles to customers. The company began taking $1,000 reservation deposits in March of 2016 for the new electric auto.
Other dangling carrots for customers include selling display vehicles for immediate deliveries. Maybe one of them was in charge of the carriers. Goldman Sachs analyst David Tamberrino, who has a sell rating on the stock, estimates third-quarter Model 3 deliveries of about 52 000. And, over the weekend of September 8-9 it hosted an exclusive delivery experience in Fremont. We may never know what the true backlog is. Certainly though, when the numbers are reported in early October, we'll get a better sense of whether this new tactic of drafting owners is working.More news: Every time Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte dressed like twins