"Started building our own vehicle carriers this weekend to alleviate load", Musk wrote.Additionally, the company implemented a program that permits "hand delivery" of the Model 3 to the offices or homes of new owners called Tesla Direct.
In a Twitter post from the company's chief executive, Elon Musk, it was found out that Tesla is now undergoing an extreme shortage of trailers especially-designed to transport the electric cars. Earlier this month, Musk said the company is on track for their most unbelievable quarter.
As Q3 is winding down, Musk is hoping that Tesla Direct will encourage consumers to purchase Model 3s as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the convenient delivery option. As usually the case with Tesla, they chose to think of an answer in-house: "they are building their own auto bearers", Electrek gave an account on Monday. This stems from great demand for the Model 3, which was reported to have sold over 17,800 units in August alone. The catch being you have to buy an inventory Model S, Model X, or the Performance Model 3 to get it. Non-performance Model 3 inventory vehicles qualify for one year of free Supercharging. To resolve the issue, the company is building its own.
Tesla Embraces Direct-to-Door Deliveries and Volunteer Help to Escape 'Delivery Logistics Hell'
Tesla finally hit its production numbers of 5,000 Model 3's per week this past summer and it seems as though its deliver process is lagging behind, unable to keep up with Tesla's assembly line output.
The company has also announced a "door-to-door service" named Tesla Direct to help with Model 3 delivery during rush week.
According to Reuters, the electric vehicle manufacturer is now upgrading its delivery logistics system after it managed to jump over the production hurdles. According to the publication, Tesla will continue to offer delivery to some customers in and near Los Angeles throughout the week, though the publication did not say whether the delivery service will be offered elsewhere or whether it will be free.