Musk says Tesla has gone from 'production hell' to 'delivery logistics hell'

Marco Green
September 18, 2018

The latest such instance of this concerns paint colors: Elon Musk indicated weeks ago that some percentage of cars have had to be built again after failing to pass quality control, with the factory respraying some parts of cars or entire cars.

Musk admitted problems in Twitter response to a customer complaint on a delivery delay. The proposed deal to take Tesla private was abruptly scrapped.

Tesla Inc is bringing most collision repairs in-house, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday, saying owners of the vehicles were experiencing excessive wait times at body shops.

Musk added that some fix centers have already completed repairs within 24 hours and the company aims to complete some repairs within an hour. "Service & parts supply in general will be the top Tesla priority after we get through the insane auto delivery logistics of the next few weeks", he said. We're making rapid progress.

Vernon Unsworth, a British caver, filed his lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, more than two months after Musk referred to him as a "pedo guy" in a July 15 tweet.

The Model 3, Tesla's mass-market vehicle that is envisioned to transform the ambitious company into a profitable business, has been plagued by delays in production. It indicates that Tesla is finally hitting a pace that exceeds the capacity of its delivery centers to transfer the cars to buyers.

Stocking all the parts will be helpful, as many drivers have been told by independent fix shops that they can't get parts from Tesla for weeks or months. In a blog dated September 7, Musk said Tesla is about to build and deliver more than twice as many cars as it did last quarter. "For the first time, Model 3 production (28,578) exceeded combined Model S and X production (24,761), and we produced nearly three times the amount of Model 3s than we did in Q1". The customer posted a picture of what appeared to be many Model 3 sedans parked in a holding area. But Tesla in June reached a long-delayed goal of producing 5,000 Model 3′s per week. The achievement represented a significant success for the automaker after several months of pushing back production targets.

Earlier this month, two Tesla executives announced they were stepping down, and video of Musk smoking marijuana and drinking whisky on a popular podcast circulated on social media.

Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the all-new EQC electric SUV in Stockholm this week, launching the first salvo at Tesla and the quickly approaching competition from its German rivals.

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