This Tuesday, our colleagues fromElectrek have just unveiled what could become a real nightmare : more than 10,000 Tesla units are currently parked in the outdoor parking lots of the Fremont Gigafactory, with a defect that does not allow them to be delivered.
It would be incomplete copies, but the Californian manufacturer is careful not to mention the slightest detail. Sources close to the case questioned by the specialized media confirmed the presence of Model 3 and Model Y, and that one or more component was missing.
The number of parked vehicles is not insignificant. In addition to this assembly problem that keeps them in Fremont, they would be “Between 10,000 and 20,000 copies” concerned. Moreover, this estimate could continue to grow if the supply chain problem concerned could not find any way out early enough.
“We don’t know when the patch will be available […]. The longer it takes, the crazier the logistical challenges will become ”, commented Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief ofElectrek and author of the article in question.
Tesla produces its copies and does not deliver them to dealerships until they are purchased. So much so that the logistical challenge is tight each quarter, while stocks cannot be of a very high margin.
Still according to the sources approached by Electrek, the solution decided internally would still be to send these copies to their respective point of sale. Then it will be to Tesla centers to make the corrective measures Once. For the moment, however, no timetable and no instructions have been given.
We will update this article if there is any clarification from Tesla.