Tesla's Delivery Team Gutted in Recent Job Cuts

Cornelia Mascio
Febbraio 12, 2019

The cuts, which have not been previously reported, could fuel investor worries that demand for the Model 3 in the United States has tailed off after a large tax break for consumers expired a year ago and the vehicle remains too expensive for most consumers.

Delivery problems Some who arrived at the factory were disappointed when they were turned away with no vehicle.

Musk took to Twitter in response to an account called Tesla Owners Silicon Valley (you can guess why they're called that), which posted a photo of a Tesla vehicle with its window smashed in, asking when improved security features would arrive. "6 Feb 2019" Musk did not elaborate on what was involved in the "unexpected challenges".

The federal electric vehicle tax credit, which lowers the cost of a Tesla, dropped to $3,750 in January and will be halved again this summer before disappearing completely in 2020.

The company received nearly 14,000 Model 3 orders in Europe early January. Preorders started in 2016 Preorders began in March of 2016 at the same time as the auto was revealed. The first deliveries began in July of 2017.

Tesla Gigafactory 3 is expected to ramp into full production by next year.

Tesla has said its focus this quarter is on extending it's outreach and supplying cars to customers wanting the Tesla experience in China and Europe.

In January, Telsa announced that it had received European approval for its Model 3, but that only means it is allowed to sell it across the EU. The models are described, in French, here.

With the launch of the new battery pack option, Tesla is making several changes to the Model 3's option structure. Perhaps, this will help the company's bottom line.

Now, judging by the quarter-mile number delivered by the piece of Germany, this BMW M5 came to the drag race in factory form.

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