Tesla CEO Elon Musk urged employees to focus on “minimizing shipping costs” rather than speeding up the delivery of vehicles to customers.
RBC-Ukraine Auto reports this with reference to CNBC agency.
Typically, at the end of each quarter, Tesla ramped up vehicle shipments to customers to achieve target sales by the end of the reporting period.
But the coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down. First, due to the global shortage of semiconductor electronics, most automakers have revised their production plans. And Tesla is no exception. Secondly, due to quarantine restrictions, the cost of logistics has grown significantly, which, against the backdrop of decreased sales, hurts the producers’ pockets.
“We need to focus on minimizing shipping costs rather than spending high on expedited fees, overtime, and temporary contractors just to get cars arriving in Q4,” Elon Musk wrote in a corporate-wide email to Tesla employees. / p>
And added that in the previous six months, the company did not ship over-planned electric cars, but “spent a lot of money to accelerate deliveries in the last two weeks of each quarter.”
So instead of speeding up shipments, employees should look for ways to lower shipping costs, the Tesla boss summed up.
Recall that in recent months Tesla has been under serious pressure due to regular errors in the operation of its own autopilot. To minimize the risks, the American automaker decided to legally use videos from the interiors of its cars.