Tesla’s “production hell” has turned into “delivery logistics hell” as the brand gets on top of building cars but struggles do deliver them
25 September 2018

Tesla boss Elon Musk has announced that the company has built its own car transporter trailers amid its difficulty in delivering the Model 3. 

Musk previously tweeted that the brand is in “delivery logistics hell” amid complaints of delayed deliveries from customers awaiting their Model 3s, and took to the social media site again to explain that the company was "running into an extreme shortage of car carrier trailers".

 

 

To quell the problem as the end of the third quarter approaches, the company is upgrading its logistics system, including the construction of its own carrier trailers. 

The Tesla CEO has also in the past tweeted that the company was in “production hell” when it encountered bottlenecks in the production process of the Model 3, although these problems have been quelled, with Tesla reporting targets for Model 3 production being hit. 

 

 

Musk previously alerted customers on Twitter to the risk of delayed deliveries with the increased volumes requiring delivery in the US; he seemed to upgrade this to “delivery logistics hell” when responding to a customer’s concerns. 

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Unlike the production problems, however, Musk claims that the delivery issues “should be solved shortly”, and that the company is “making rapid progress” in overcoming the problem, but hasn’t put this latter claim into numbers.

 

 

The brand delivered 18,449 Model 3s during the second quarter of the year, up from 8182 across the first three months of 2018. A target of 5000 cars per week was reached at the end of the second quarter, with a temporary production line in place and increased pressure on the Fremont factory workers. 

Musk also decided to streamline the production process recently with tweaks to the paint availability of the Model 3, with black and silver now only available at a premium, to push customers towards a narrower selection of paint shades. Responding to a customer query, Musk clarified that this would not affect availability in the brand’s repair centres.

 

UK deliveries are unlikely to be affected by the delays, however - production of the right-hand-drive Model 3 isn’t due to begin until 2019, with UK deliveries commencing some time after this. 

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17 September 2018

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

17 September 2018
xxxx wrote:

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

And on the same page today as the Jag ipace fanboy piece, quelle surprise.

FMS

17 September 2018
xxxx wrote:

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

 

Show links to Positive Tesla articles...until then, it's YOU!. TwIT.

17 September 2018
FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

Show links to Positive Tesla articles...until then, it's YOU!. TwIT.

Show links to FMS has a brain cell. TWAT 

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

FMS

25 September 2018
xxxx wrote:

FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

Show links to Positive Tesla articles...until then, it's YOU!. TwIT.

 

Show links to FMS has a brain cell. TWAT 

 

LMAO. Noticeable that you failed to comply with request, that and others made of you. Seems Typos has your measure, little doubt others share our opinions of you and your decrepit sofa lifestyle. Get of ot and get a job, make a contribution and stay away from the keyboard until you learn how to use it...long wait for that. TwIT...did you see what happenes when the w is lower case?. TwIT.

FMS

25 September 2018
FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

Show links to Positive Tesla articles...until then, it's YOU!. TwIT.

 

Show links to FMS has a brain cell. TWAT 

 

LMAO. Noticeable that you failed to comply with request, that and others made of you. Seems Typos1 has your measure, little doubt others share our opinions of you and your decrepit sofa lifestyle. Get of ot and get a job, make a contribution and stay away from the keyboard until you learn how to use it...long wait for that. TwIT...did you see what happenes when the w is lower case?. TwIT.

FMS

25 September 2018
FMS wrote:

FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

FMS wrote:

xxxx wrote:

...or does Autocar only do negative Tesla articles? 

Show links to Positive Tesla articles...until then, it's YOU!. TwIT.

 

Show links to FMS has a brain cell. TWAT 

 

LMAO. Noticeable that you failed to comply with request, that and others made of you. Seems Typos1 has your measure, little doubt others share our opinions of you and your decrepit sofa lifestyle. Get off it and get a job, make a contribution and stay away from the keyboard until you learn how to use it...long wait for that. TwIT...did you see what happenes when the w is lower case?. TwIT.

17 September 2018

Its deffo you, what the hell is negative about this article ?!!

XXXX just went POP.

17 September 2018

Other than the title (like you using the word 'hell') and the first line "amid scores of delayed deliveries to customers awaiting their Model 3's" etc.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

17 September 2018
xxxx wrote:

Other than the title (like you using the word 'hell') and the first line "amid scores of delayed deliveries to customers awaiting their Model 3's" etc.

. why sugar coat it?, Tesla, Musk are like the preverbial Swan, gliding serenely on the Water of apparent calmness with no problems, while underneath in the deep dark areas of uncertainty delivery dates the metaphorical Swan is paddling like crazy to keep up, how long can you manufacture like this before it goes Pits up?......

Peter Cavellini.

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