According to a press release from Tesla, the brand is facing a huge delivery problem: It can’t get vehicles to customers in a cost-effective or timely manner. Tesla says vehicle delivery has “skewed towards the end of each quarter due to regional batch building of cars.” That means that the 365,000-plus vehicles Tesla made in Q3 were likely produced during the end of the quarter. The company then needed to procure transportation for well over a quarter-million cars all at once. No wonder there’s a bottleneck. To be fair, part of that bottleneck can be blamed on global parts shortages that many other automakers are dealing with.
In a webcast, Tesla stated that it plans to “achieve 50% average annual growth in vehicle deliveries” over a “multi-year horizon.” If the Tesla Semi and Cybertruck delays are any indication of what’s going on a Tesla, it may be a while before Tesla gets a hold on its production and delivery woes.