Tesla Asks Employees To ‘Volunteer’ And Help Deliver 30,000 Cars

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Written by Ann Brown
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Electric automaker Tesla has asked employees to help deliver cars to customers. The automaker wants their workers to volunteer to help deliver 30,000, Business Insider reported.

“We need your help to make more progress in volunteer sign ups,” senior vice president Sanjay Shah reportedly wrote in an email to department heads. “We have to deliver 30,000 more cars in next 15 days.”

A spokesperson for the company declined FOX Business’ request for comment on the email, but did note the effort is completely voluntary.


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Tesla has done this before as a marketing ploy. But this time it’s part of the company’s cost-cutting initiatives and company-wide layoffs. In fact, half of the division that delivers cars to customers in North America was laid off, according to Reuters. Tesla disputed this.

“In its fourth-quarter financial report, Tesla said it expects to deliver between 360,000 to 400,000 vehicles in 2019, an increase of as much as 65 percent when compared with last year. Musk confirmed the higher-end figure in a now-contested tweet, where regulators allege he violated a court order. The automaker is aiming for a production rate of 10,000 cars per week,” Fox Business reported.

Tesla was recently in the news after it drastically dropped prices, caused some current owners in Taiwan to protest over the drop in value of their cars. In fact, some Tesla owners saw the value of their cars drop by almost $100,000.