Ahead of Tesla’s Battery Day event on Tuesday night, CEO Elon Musk sent an email to employees asking to up the ante.
Sept. 22, 2020
Someone needs to up the security at Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) because we are constantly getting access to Elon Musk’s emails to his employees. On Sunday, the following email was sent to all Tesla employees:
From: Elon Musk
Date: September 20, 2020 [time: redacted]
Subj. All Hands On Deck!
We have a shot at a record quarter for vehicle deliveries, but will have to rally hard to achieve it. This is the most [sic] number of vehicles per day that we’ve ever had to deliver.
Please consider vehicle deliveries to be absolute top priority. It’s also extremely important that we keep factory output as high as possible over the remaining 10 days. This is vital for the California market.
Thanks for your most excellent efforts,
Perhaps we will get a deeper insight into how vehicle delivery is going this quarter at this evening’s event, but a record 500,000 deliveries for 2020 is a tall ask. With just 179,050 delivered in the first two quarters of the year, Tesla will need to deliver more than 160,000 vehicles in the last six months of the year to reach its target, far surpassing its previous record of 114,000 in Q4 2019.
All being said, if anyone can pull this out of the bag, it’s Tesla and its visionary CEO.
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