The electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is looking to deliver thousands of its Model 3 in Europe. And despite having a difficult start, it wants to ramp up the deliveries in the said continent. According to Electrek, the CEO himself Elon Musk will be there to oversee the operations.
As previously reported, Tesla received its first largest shipment of the aforementioned model at the Zeebrugge port. This was meant for European deliveries, all of which reportedly started just a day after.
Apparently, a great number of buyers experienced some delays. This is most especially after the company experienced a handful of issues to process the first batch of cars in the said port. Moreover, the automaker is hoping for the port to be successful in handling roughly 3,000 Model 3 cars per week at the same location. Based on the figure, it is safe to say that it is a tall order.
Recent reports also caught up with some of the Model 3 cars at the port. And based on the images, it cannot be denied that the electric vehicle manufacturer is ramping up its delivery efforts. As a matter of fact, higher volume of cars is leaving the delivery centers each day.
Musk himself was even present at the port. He wanted to check the situation personally. Later, he posted a picture on Twitter, saying that he just left Zeebrugge. He also confirmed in the tweet that thousands of the above-mentioned Tesla model are on their way to owners based in Europe.
The CEO said that he planned to go to Tesla’s European headquarters, which is situated in Amsterdam. From there, he would pay a visit to the factor in Tilburg. The latter, in particular, has been used by the company for the delivery of Model 3 cars.
Later on, Musk said that he would visit Norway in order to “review service.”
It is worth noting that Norway is the company’s largest market per capita. Even more so, it has a huge amount of experience when it comes to some of the most difficult wait times and when it comes to service.
Interestingly, the company’s fleet grew at a massive pace in the market. The only catch, however, is that its service capacity is unable to keep up with the change. As a result, it faced a lot of delivery issues, with owners being unable to acquire their Tesla cars on time.
Norway’s electric vehicle sales are believed to be due for skyrocketing, especially with the arrival of the Model 3 Tesla cars. However, this would still inject more pressure to the company’s operations in the country.
The very first boat expected to arrive in Europe did not necessarily have plenty of cars for the market. Still, there are three more at sea and they are all believed to introduce thousands more of Model 3 vehicles for the aforementioned country.
During its latest earnings, the company suggested that it is seriously working on service. This would cover the likes of stock parts, towing call/loaner, and auto issue detection.
In related news, Tesla just opened an Amazon store in hopes of expanding its merch business, which it has been doing for years now. The business idea was made possible thanks to its fervent fans and owner base. Before, however, the products were only sold via its own website.
Now, the company has decided to open a store on Amazon. It is worth noting that the store is not as robust as the company’s official site. That is why it faced a lot of access issues following its launching.