Tesla Executives Help Deliver Cars in End-of-Quarter Push
Today marks the last day of Tesla’s Q2 and as with every final few days of the quarter, the company goes all out to make customer deliveries.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known to participate and work right on the factory floor with workers, while the company’s new offices at its Giga Texas headquarters also are right within the factory itself.
Now we are seeing top Tesla executives also participate in end-of-quarter deliveries, including the company’s lead designer, Franz von Holzhausen.
On Wednesday, von Holzhausen said, “Great experience delivering new Teslas all around LA today! LA traffic not so much.”
Great experience delivering new Teslas all around LA today! LA traffic not so much
— Franz von Holzhausen (@woodhaus2) June 30, 2022
Talk about an incredible experience to have your Tesla delivered by the designer who created the vehicle.
On Thursday morning, Javier Verdura, director of product design at Tesla, said, “Took a break from Design Studio yesterday to spend the day delivering cars. Always great to see pure joy when a new owner receives their car!”.
Took a break from Design Studio yesterday to spend the day delivering cars. Always great to see pure joy when a new owner receives their car!
— Javier Verdura (@JVerdura) June 30, 2022
It’s likely we will see videos of these special deliveries hit social media, so keep your eyes peeled.
Elon Musk has been absent on Twitter for over a week, suggesting he is also focused on Tesla’s end-of-quarter push to maximize deliveries. The company is trying to rebound from recent COVID-19 lockdowns in China, which affected its Gigafactory in Shanghai.
Recent reports have stated Tesla has been ramping up its production at Giga Texas, now delivering Model Y Long Range variants, with Giga Berlin similarly producing this version for Europe.
Analysts on Wall Street are skeptical of how Tesla’s Q2 deliveries will play out. Emmanuel Rosner of Deutsche Bank cut his Q2 delivery estimate to 245,000 vehicles, down 65,000. Goldman Sachs analyst Mark Delaney lowered Tesla’s Q2 delivery estimates back in May.
Daniel Ives of Wedbush Securities on Thursday said he believes Tesla will deliver in the 250,000 range for Q2, lower than his previous forecast of 277,000. “In a nutshell, while June delivery numbers will be ugly and nothing to write home about, the Street will be focused on the trajectory for 2H and the overall demand picture staying firm,” said Ives.
Tesla will likely announce its initial Q2 2022 delivery numbers on Saturday morning, stay tuned.