Is Tesla Really Going To Build Its Own Car Carriers? Elon Musk Says Yes

It turns out that the answer to Tesla’s distribution problems is for the EV maker to build its own car carriers.

Tesla is currently upgrading their logistics system but it’s running into an “extreme” shortage of car carrier trailers, according to Elon Musk. The company’s CEO tweeted the above in response to a customer complaining about the delay in the delivery of his Model 3 Dual Motor.

Musk also added that Tesla started building their own car carriers this weekend to alleviate the load.

The rather surprising announcement raises more questions than answers, as the process of building a car carrier trailer out of the blue requires a rather long legal procedure before someone would even begin production -assuming that all parts and assembly line are ready and waiting. So, to believe that Tesla is actually going to build its own car carriers this weekend seems a little far fetched to say the least.

Why Tesla isn’t simply hiring additional trucks to cover their needs and instead decided to build their own car carriers is baffling at this point and will probably remain so, until this whole thing gets clarified.

Tesla is currently facing more logistical problems than production delays, according to Musk who’s under pressure from many sides as he has to prove that the company can deliver consistent production numbers. On top of that, Musk said that Tesla will be consistently profitable, starting with Q3 of this year.

  • Howfarr

    The more crazy tweets this guy sends out the more he reminds me of…
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/da24b4329bb407938637cb5988367477b2e631b3bf4f7f59a9dd42556ef53e7a.png

    • Adilos Nave

      Yup. He has gone off the deep end. The part that pisses me off the most is how he seemingly believes that he knows so much more about how to build cars than companies and individuals that have been in the industry for decades. It’s the same thinking that a lot of the tech bro’s have in silicone valley and it’s quite repulsive.

      • Vassilis

        Well, he wants to do things his own way. Change it up a little. I don’t think that’s bad. If he fails he’ll learn from it. If he doesn’t though the established manufacturers will follow his example. That way of thinking led him to start Tesla.

        • Chris Krajnik

          He didn’t start Tesla

          • Vassilis

            Corrected :p

          • “WHERE IT IS TODAY”…DOESN’T SAY HE STARTED TESLA.

  • Dansk

    I can’t help but laugh when I read this “Why Tesla isn’t simply hiring additional trucks to cover their needs“ The article clearly states that Tesla’s issue is that they are “running into an “extreme” shortage of car carrier trailers” The issue isn’t trucks but the actual trailers and if there is an extreme shortage it means there isn’t enough to simply hire more!

    What do you do when there isn’t enough of something you build more. Now I take what Elon tweets with a grain of salt, just because he said they are building more doesn’t mean Tesla themselves are building it. They might have commissioned an actual company that builds trailers to build them for Tesla!

  • Matthew Boyd

    This seemed pretty straight forward to me…”Why Tesla isn’t simply hiring additional trucks to cover their needs and instead decided to build their own car carriers”,😂wtf. This is a stunt to make it seem like the cars are rolling in and there aren’t enough carriers to deliver them.

    It’s a good thing the average person can put two and two together without much effort in the thought process. He loves putting his foot in his mouth apparently, exclusively for the world to see it on Twitter. Someone ask Toyota and VW Group if they’ve ever needed to build their own carriers. Let me know what the two juggernauts of car volume say.🤔

  • BlackPegasus

    I went to a popular restaurant for a Burger. There were more people wanting Burgers than employees able to make them. The line was wrapped around the building so I went home and built my own Burger using my Foreman grill. 🙄

    • Matthew Boyd

      😂A burger sounds good right about now.

  • Bash

    Let’s see it.

  • Mr. EP9

    With Tesla’s reputation for build quality I seriously hope someone else is doing it instead of them.

    • Matthew Boyd

      😂

  • GS27

    8 months later, where are they?

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