December 23 (UPI) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the electric car maker, wrote to employees earlier this month, saying delivering electric vehicles and ensuring that all electric vehicles are delivered to consumers by the end of the year are one of the two most important things in December, according tomedia reports. Andmedia reports suggest that Tesla is indeed accelerating the delivery of electric vehicles, with some U.S. stores out of stock and several outlets even selling electric cars for display, rental and test drive.
Original title: Some Tesla U.S. stores are out of stock and cars are on sale, showing off cars for trial
The stores already sold out include the Tesla store in Tampa, a city on Florida’s west coast, which is now out of stock, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he is moving more electric cars to Florida from other areas to ensure that cars are available.
Some of Tesla’s U.S. stores are out of stock and are selling electric cars for display and test drive, largely thanks to the federal tax credit, which will not be subject to federal tax breaks after December 31, prompting many consumers to choose to buy Tesla electric cars years ago. This in turn drives the increase in demand, resulting in the stock of cars sold out.
In the third quarter of this year, Tesla delivered 97,000 Model 3s, Model S and other electric vehicles to consumers, 3,000 less than expected, but in the final quarter of this year, Tesla is likely to deliver more than 100,000 vehicles.
Media said in the report that after Musk wrote to employees to ensure that all electric vehicles produced years ago were delivered, the sales channel revealed that Tesla was conducting a large-scale end-of-quarter delivery campaign, and that the sales channel now confirmed that Tesla had delivered a record number of electric vehicles.
Tesla’s goal this year is to deliver 360,000 to 400,000 electric vehicles to consumers, after delivering 255,200 vehicles in the previous three quarters, 104,800 vehicles short of its minimum target, and the lower limit of its full-year delivery target if it can reach 104,800 units in the fourth quarter of this year.