Tesla delivered a quarterly record for the volume of produced electric vehicles
The other day it became known that Tesla put a record of in the production of electric vehicles. And it's not about "emergency" records, which can be called random. Now the production capacity of the company is consistently high, over the past few weeks the volume of supplies has been steadily increasing.
It is worth recalling that for Tesla, increasing the production of electric vehicles is a critical task. Currently, Tesla Inc is unprofitable, as evidenced, in particular, shown earlier quarter loss . To enter the company's profit it is necessary to produce about 5 thousand electric vehicles a week.
The company managed to fulfill and even exceed the assigned task. In total for the last seven days the conveyor has left 6700 electric vehicles. Only for the last two days 2300 electric vehicles of various models were produced.
The second important task is to raise the volume of Tesla Model 3 production to 50-55 thousand per month. By the end of the month, this task can also be carried out. By the way, last week Ilon Mask announced the most impressive quarter in the history of the company. According to the head of the company, Tesla managed to produce twice as many electric vehicles in the new quarter in comparison with the previous period. So, according to Tesla Inc, we are talking about 53339 cars instead of 28578.
Over the past four months (not the reporting period, but the calendar year), the company managed to increase production up to 64300 cars. Of these, 4?000 are Tesla Model 3.
In general, it is not yet clear whether one can speak of a time-sustainable result. Yes, so far the positive dynamics looks stable, but will it continue for a long time? It's not clear yet. On the other hand, the company managed to achieve the planned indicators without looking at any difficulties (withdrawal of several top managers, accidents at the factory, increased attention of regulators, etc.).
Now investors can see that the company is making a profit, which means increasing its attractiveness in the eyes of investors. All previous years were unprofitable for Tesla, now, as far as can be judged, a white band is coming and at the same time a new stage of development.
It seems that Tesla can easily produce 5?000 Model 3 and 8?000 electric vehicles in the whole quarter. Now the company is focused on the production and supply of expensive models, including Tesla Model 3 in the top package, which brings Tesla Inc profit. In addition, at the level and production of luxury models Model S and Model X. The problem is that the electric vehicle of the basic configuration practically does not bring profit to the company, and since Tesla now needs to increase the flow of finance going to the company's account, production is suspended for the sake of other models and configurations. For example, the older Tesla Model 3 configuration costs the customer $ 7?00? which is more than double the cost of the basic configuration. Ilon Mask said that buyers of low-cost electric vehicle configurations will receive their orders, but somewhat later than buyers of more expensive modifications and luxury models like Model S and Model X.
Of course, it can not do without complications - for example, a number of owners of Tesla electric vehicles after the recent update of the onboard system complained about the termination of the built-in autopilot. The company acknowledged the problem and stated that the engineers are continuing to work on its elimination.
Currently, all updates are made by air, a visit to the dealer is not required. True, electric car owners sometimes complain about problems of a different nature. For example, not so long ago, some drivers could not download updates to navigation maps through the mobile network.
As for the autopilot, for the first time the problem became known on Tuesday. One of the owners sent a complaint to the company, and on Thursday they promised to eliminate all mistakes. The update should extend the functionality of the autopilot, for example, to improve the maneuvering of the car when entering and exiting the motorway. Also, developers added enhanced recognition of traffic light signals, traffic signs and improved tracking of the number of lanes on the road. It is still unclear whether it is a large-scale malfunction or single "deviations from the norm".