Tesla's delivery team gutted in recent job cuts

Lloyd Doyle
February 12, 2019

"You don't need a team because there are not that many cars coming through".

Tesla has cut the starting price of its Model 3 sedan by more than $1,000, bringing it closer to its long-fabled $35,000 price tag.

With the launch of the new battery pack option, Tesla is making several changes to the Model 3's option structure.

"Tesla has officially started deliveries in Europe today - though only in low volume as they ran into some issues during their first day".

In a tweet at 2 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Chief Executive Elon Musk shared a Tesla post announcing the new price would be $42,900.

A Tesla spokesman said that the company is "planning to enable Autopilot in Europe beginning next week" In summary, all the necessary tests have been carried out, while approval is still pending.


Delivery problems Some who arrived at the factory were disappointed when they were turned away with no auto. "Because if we don't get these cars delivered, you don't have a job tomorrow, '" the former employee said. That helped send Tesla shares up nearly 15 percent over the following six weeks. Musk said last week a $35,000 version that could be sold profitably was perhaps six months away.

The base price for the Chinese Model 3 RWD is set to ¥433,000 ($64,300) which is ¥66,000 ($9,800) cheaper than the non-Performance Dual-Motor option available.

Musk maintains that Model 3 demand is "insanely high", but his company has not released any figures to demonstrate that. The port of Zeebrugge was recently selected for the landing of thousands of Tesla Model 3s, the brand's "affordable" model.

The two laid-off employees said delivery targets assigned for North America - made up mostly of USA buyers and market - this quarter would be 55 percent to 60 percent of what the targets were in the last quarter of 2018, leading to a major change in Tesla strategies.

Tesla has cut the Model 3 sticker price in the US twice this year to $42,900 to partially offset a reduction in federal tax credits.

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