Tesla is making its own car carriers

Alicia Cross
September 28, 2018

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) had problems as it tried to reach its goal to manufacture 5,000 new Model 3 cars a week as recently as two months ago.

In a Twitter post from the company's chief executive, Elon Musk, it was found out that Tesla is now undergoing an extreme shortage of trailers especially-designed to transport the electric cars. As it is often the case with Tesla, they made a decision to come up with a solution in-house: "they are building their own auto carriers", Electrek reported on Monday. The company will certainly learn from these experiments, but as production numbers keep ramping up Tesla will necessarily need to look at better delivery logistics for the long term.

Kimbal Musk is the brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a member of the company's board of directors.

On Tuesday, Tesla said it was fulfilling the request of the Justice Department for the documents, which is related to the announcement of privatizing the Tesla by Elon Musk. The company is also using the classic tactic of "cash on the hood" to speed up sales. This stems from great demand for the Model 3, which was reported to have sold over 17,800 units in August alone.

The door-to-door delivery service is one of several Tesla initiatives to try raise the number of Teslas delivered to customers in the third quarter, in which the company has faced a lot of negative press and brand image.

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In the last quarter, Tesla said it produced 53,339 vehicles in the second quarter of the year. On Twitter the fans pledged to do "orientations" for new owners - all for free.

Model 3 buyers who live in the Los Angeles metro area can have their vehicle delivered to their doorstep - whether they're at home or at the office.

In July, Tesla said net Model 3 reservations at the end of the second quarter were roughly 420 000.

According to Reuters, the electric vehicle manufacturer is now upgrading its delivery logistics system after it managed to jump over the production hurdles.

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