CEO Elon Musk even apologized to customers for postponing certain delivery dates and thanked transportation partners for doing everything they could during these difficult times.
Tesla finds it difficult to move cars through marshalling yards and trucking companies operating in difficult circumstances amid the global pandemic.
The automaker is now even using a Tesla Semi prototype to help deliver its vehicles at the end of the quarter:
– Alex (@ Westy543) June 26, 2020
Alex, who spotted the vehicle earlier today, told Electrek that he had spotted the Tesla Semi near the Fremont plant as the truck left with new vehicles – probably to move them to others Tesla locations for customer deliveries.
Tesla has always said it would be one of its first customers when it comes to Tesla Semi.
The automaker wants to take advantage of the electric truck to reduce its transport costs and its emissions in its logistics operations.
Tesla Semi was originally scheduled to hit the market in 2019, but has been delayed several times.
However, recently Musk said that “it is time to bring Tesla Semi to volume production” and that things should finally progress faster.
There is something really cool about delivering electric vehicles with an electric vehicle.
This is not the first time Tesla has used Tesla Semi prototypes to deliver vehicles. Elon even tweeted a photo of it last year.
But this quarter, it may not be just a photo shoot. Tesla may actually need the transportation capacity and every truck counts.
The entire trucking and rail industry must now adapt to this new reality, and many companies have capacity issues.
Tesla is no exception and is coming at a difficult time for the company as it tries to deliver as many vehicles by the end of the quarter to improve its finances for Q2 results.
As we reported yesterday, Tesla’s ability to deliver vehicles currently in transit through North America in the coming days will make a huge difference for the quarter.
If a Tesla Semi prototype can offer you a few more, why not?
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