Tesla Chief Government Elon Musk has requested workers to “go tremendous hardcore” to make up for manufacturing challenges early within the third quarter and “guarantee an honest Q3 supply quantity,” based on an inside e mail seen by Reuters.
“The top of quarter supply wave is unusually excessive this time, as we suffered (like the entire trade) from extraordinarily extreme elements shortages earlier this quarter,” he mentioned within the e mail despatched on Wednesday.
He mentioned Tesla constructed “a number of vehicles with lacking elements that wanted to be added later.”
“That is the largest wave in Tesla historical past,” he mentioned, referring to its finish of quarter supply push.
Tesla posted report quarterly car deliveries for the April-June quarter, however Musk mentioned in July that its output progress for the remainder of this yr could be decided by the worldwide chip scarcity state of affairs, which “remained fairly severe.”
Musk has historically despatched out emails to workers close to the top of just about each quarter urging workers to spice up deliveries, and generally hinting at its supply targets.
Tesla has just lately began US gross sales of a Mannequin 3 model with completely different, lithium iron phosphate batteries, which it mentioned will assist convey ahead car deliveries.
The LFP battery is at present utilized in Tesla’s China-made Mannequin 3 and Mannequin Ys which can be offered there and exported to Europe and different nations.
Tesla mentioned prospects who swap to Mannequin 3 with an LFP battery would have the ability to obtain the mannequin earlier than the unique supply date of year-end.
“Resulting from restricted provide and powerful buyer demand, we’re introducing the Mannequin 3 Commonplace Vary Plus battery pack, which we already launched in Europe and Asia, to North America,” it mentioned in an e mail to some prospects and seen by Reuters.
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