By Michael Elkins
Over the past year, Tesla (NASDAQ:) CEO Elon Musk has expressed his desire to move away from the company’s model that results in big delivery pushes at the end of the quarter. We expected this third quarter to be more manageable. However, an email obtained by Electrek shows that the electric vehicle maker is planning another “high-volume” end of the quarter. In order to accomplish the quarter-end delivery push, Tesla is asking for help from employees.
The email reads: “We will be delivering a very large number of vehicles to customers who are waiting impatiently during the last days of the third quarter. In order to ensure that we can satisfy as many customers as possible, l ‘delivery team is requesting additional help with key delivery execution tasks.’
In the past, Tesla has brought everyone from engineers to managers, and even executives, to delivery centers to help with certain tasks during end-of-quarter deliveries. These tasks could include moving vehicles, washing and preparing vehicles, and even delivering vehicles to customers.
Analysts predict a record quarter for the company, with most estimates pointing to 350,000 to 370,000 units shipped. Tesla’s previous record of ~310,000 units was set in the first quarter of 2022.
Tesla is expected to release its delivery and production numbers over the weekend.
TSLA shares are up 2.13% in pre-market trading on Tuesday.