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Tesla building own car carriers to combat distribution problems

Tesla has now started manufacturing its own car carriers trailer, to ramp up the delivery of Model 3 cars.

Edited by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 25, 2018 18:05 IST ]
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Tesla building own car carriers to combat distribution problems

Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on to say that the company has now started manufacturing its own car carriers trailer, in order to ramp up the delivery of Model 3 cars.

"Tesla's delivery volume is increasing so much this week as the company attempts to finish the quarter strong. The company is now facing an issue where they are running out of car carriers. As it is often the case with Tesla, they decided to come up with a solution in-house: they are building their own car carriers," Electrek reported on Monday.

The electric car maker is witnessing the production of about 4,000 Model 3 vehicles per week and an increase in delivery volume by a factor of 3-4 in some markets, thus, resulting in logistics becoming a bottleneck.

"Shortages of railway cargo carriers, trucks, trailers and drivers are already common in the industry, but Tesla's sudden volume increase highlights the issue even more," the report added.

The company has also announced a "door-to-door service" named Tesla Direct to help with Model 3 delivery during rush week.

(With IANS inputs)

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