Volunteering for Tesla in delivery hell

Sean Reid
September 28, 2018

After an owner suggested on social media that he would volunteer and assist Tesla with deliveries, CEO Elon Musk accepted the offer and gave instructions on how owners can help.

We are into the final week of Q3 and Tesla is desperate to sell as many cars as possible, which is why a new delivery service has been introduced called Tesla Direct.

Earlier this month, Elon Musk said that "Due to a large increase in vehicle delivery volume in North America, Tesla customers may experience longer response times". After all, the auto carrier system in the U.S.is totally corrupt, and when you're already a pro at making a ton of cars, adding another vehicle to your manufacturing concept isn't a big deal.

"If you have a Model 3 and you'd like it delivered, we can probably get it done for you by the end of this week".

Tesla tsla has experimented with delivering cars directly from the factory to customers before-Musk himself made a delivery-but that was apparently limited to customers who were close to its Fremont factory. He has been under intense pressure to establish that he can provide consistent production numbers for the Model 3 sedan, which is seen important to Tesla's plan to become a mass-market automaker. The vehicle will be driven to you by a Tesla Customer Experience Professional.

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.

It was August 7, when Musk tweeted that he has the funding.

Dozens of Tesla Model 3 sedans are reportedly being held in this Union Pacific freight depot in Salt Lake City.

According to the publication, Tesla will continue to offer delivery to some customers in and near Los Angeles throughout the week, though the publication did not say whether the delivery service will be offered elsewhere or whether it will be free.

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