Tesla has delivered in the first quarter, less cars, the Model 3, as expected. The electric car maker sold between January and April 50 900 vehicles of this type as he told. Analysts had expected 58 900. The reason is the focus on international markets, which will entail a longer delivery time, whether it is by Tesla.
Overall, sales volumes of all models of 63 000 cars. This is a decrease of 31 percent compared to the previous quarter and significantly less than anticipated by experts. Also, the production decreased: it fell by 10.9 percent to 77 100 cars after 86 555 in the previous quarter. The lower sales and price adjustments could weigh on the net result in the first quarter, said Tesla. In February, CEO Elon Musk had announced that in the first quarter of 2019, again, a loss to be shown.
The Model 3 is the hope carrier of Musk. For about a month, the group offers a Version of the car for $ 35,000. This is possible because the company wants to only sell online and save money.
Tesla stand at the beginning of the year in front of big challenges in mass production is still relatively inexperienced company had problems, to carry out the delivery at the beginning of the Model 3 to Europe and China. Many customers were waiting a very long time on their cars.