Based on recent comments on Twitter by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the California automaker is in an ‘intense’ push to deliver as many vehicles as possible to customers before the end of the year.
Responding to Dealer of Happiness, who had posted a picture of an empty Tesla showroom in Tampa, Florida, after they ran out of vehicles, even the test drive units. Musk said Tesla was trying to get more vehicles to Florida in the next week.
We’re working on moving more cars to Florida. End of year delivery is intense! Very proud of Tesla team for all their hard work.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 21, 2019
This news isn’t too surprising based on what we’ve seen at the end of quarters earlier this year, where Tesla was pulling out all the stop in an attempt to break a delivery record. Also just last week, we saw a leaked email from Tesla’s VP of manufacturing at its Fremont facility looking for volunteers to help deliver vehicles to customers.
We’ve also heard reports out of the Vancouver Tesla store where they have been delivering over 100 vehicles every day over the past several weeks in an attempt to help break the Q3 2019 delivery record of 97,000 vehicles. This is close to the number of vehicles the Tesla Vancouver team was delivering over the summer months of 2019, where they were pushing out up to 150 cars every day.
Current estimates by analysts suggest that Tesla will set a new record in Q4 2019 by delivering 104,000 vehicles worldwide. With the Tesla Gigafactory in Shanghai coming online and ramping up production, as well the Model Y being delivered sometime next summer, we can surely expect even bigger numbers for Tesla through 2020.