Tesla has instructed workers that it’s making ready an enormous push to broaden service capability because it makes an attempt to catch as much as its fast progress in gross sales.
Over the previous couple of years, Tesla has been rising at a ferocious tempo with deliveries and manufacturing capability seeing necessary will increase.
Now the Tesla buyer fleet has reached over 1 million vehicles.
Not like most different automakers who depend on third-party franchise sellers to supply service to clients, Tesla owns its complete world service infrastructure, which it’s making an attempt to ramp up alongside gross sales and manufacturing.
Lately, it hasn’t been capable of sustain with Tesla’s progress.
Over the past 12 months, Tesla’s deliveries grew virtually 50% year-over-year — including over a half million automobiles to its fleet.
However over the identical time period, Tesla’s service facilities grew by solely 12% and its cellular service fleet by 8%.
Final yr, Tesla made a number of statements about increasing service after CEO Elon Musk admitted a “foolish oversight” of Tesla’s service coverage and plans to open many extra service facilities all over the world.
Issues moved slowly, however they began to ramp up final quarter with Tesla including 20 new service facilities in just some months.
A supply acquainted with the matter instructed Electrek that Tesla communicated to its workers that it plans to considerably ramp up service over the following yr with a minimum of one new service middle opening per week in 2021.
It signifies that Tesla plans so as to add over 52 new service facilities in 2021.
Tesla at the moment operates 466 service facilities all over the world.
Tesla president of automotive, Jerome Guillen, has additionally just lately acknowledged that he’s looking out for actual property that the corporate can shortly flip into Tesla service facilities.
We just lately reported on Tesla in search of real estate in the Northeast to “open lots of service centers.”
The brand new service facilities are going to be positioned the place Tesla is seeing robust demand for its automobiles and the place they see service-center capability already missing.
New service facilities additionally create extra demand for Tesla.
Musk has beforehand mentioned that Tesla has discovered increasing service facilities, and the Supercharger community are Tesla’s two finest methods to herald extra clients.
That is excellent news. Service delays are a recurring criticism from Tesla homeowners in some markets the place Tesla by no means appears to catch as much as rising gross sales.
Right here in Quebec, service facilities are typically booked weeks if not a full month forward of time, however they just lately opened an enormous new service middle in Laval, which is probably going to assist with the service capability within the higher Montreal area.
On high of enlargement in markets missing a service middle altogether, there are various markets in the identical state of affairs that want a brand new location to assist decrease the demand on current areas.
Let’s hope that Tesla delivers on this purpose of a brand new middle each week subsequent yr. Tesla homeowners are going to want it if Tesla delivers what is predicted to be ~800,000 new vehicles subsequent yr.
That may push Tesla’s fleet to greater than 2 million automobiles — which means that the fleet may have doubled over lower than two years.
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