Musk asked employees to set a sales record

Musk asked employees to set a sales record

September 21, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In the third quarter, the company sells more than 112 thousand electric vehicles

Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out a letter to employees urging them to maximize the number of car deliveries to customers in the last days of September. He also asked employees at the Fremont plant to maximize car production, Electrek.co writes.

Musk said the company has a chance to end the quarter with record sales. This means that Tesla is selling more than 112 thousand electric vehicles in three months – that is how many were sold in the last quarter of 2019, which remains the most successful. At the same time, many expect a figure in the region of 120 thousand cars, based on the fact that in the second half of the year Tesla’s factory in Shanghai reached the volume of 200 thousand cars a year.

Last quarter, the company sold 90,000 cars, which was not due to a drop in demand, but to the shutdown of the Fremont plant caused by the pandemic. At the same time, the interest in electric vehicles among buyers has even grown, which is partly explained by the practice of direct sales, when buyers do not need to visit dealerships closed for quarantine.

Recall that currently two more Tesla car factories are under construction: in Berlin and in Texas. So in a couple of years we can expect a doubling of production.