One day in advance of Battery Day, and just a few short weeks before the end of Q3, Tesla is rallying to achieve what it hopes will be a record-breaking quarter.
In a recent staff email, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expressed that the company may have “a shot at a record quarter” in Q3, as reported by Bloomberg. The encouragement also came with a request: employees will have to rally in order to achieve all of its planned deliveries.
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In the email, Musk wrote, “We have a shot at a record quarter for vehicle deliveries, but will have to rally hard to achieve it.” Musk continued, “This is the most number of vehicles per day that we’ve ever had to deliver.”
He also told Tesla employees in the email to “Please consider vehicle deliveries to be absolute top priority.”
Along with Battery Day, Tesla will hold its shareholders meeting after the September 22 event.
Tesla is almost on track to deliver half a million vehicles this year, having sold 179,000 in the first half of 2020. The company is looking to begin delivery of Model 3s from Giga Shanghai, and will likely do so in Q4.
However Battery Day ends up, it’s not a far cry to think that Tesla could break some records this Q3, and with just 10 days left in the quarter, it will be interesting to see how the remainder of the quarter progresses.
Zach is a writer, musician, and EV enthusiast, currently residing in Santa Rosa, Ca. Loves his wife, his cat Banks, and a good cup of coffee.