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Elon Musk says Tesla had a ‘very tough quarter’ and needs to rally in leaked email

Elon Musk says that Tesla had a “very powerful quarter” and asks workers to must “rally arduous to get better” in leaked emails.

Over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk despatched emails to workers and Electrek obtained copies.

Within the first electronic mail, Musk tried to instill that means about constructing Tesla merchandise to employees:

“We *truly* construct nice, actual merchandise that folks love and make their lives and the world higher. That’s so profound. It’s an trustworthy day’s work that you may really feel in your coronary heart. No matter else is occurring on this messed-up world, know that at the very least what you’re doing is pure goodness and that I’ve infinitely extra respect and admiration for you than the richest particular person on Wall St.”

The following electronic mail was extra acquainted. Musk usually sends emails to rally the troops on the finish of quarters to push for deliveries and that is a type of emails.

The CEO wrote it was a “very powerful quarter” and workers have to “rally arduous to get better”:

“This has been a really powerful quarter, primarily because of provide chain and manufacturing challenges in China, so we have to rally arduous to get better!”

Earlier this week, Electrek reported that Musk warned Tesla workers of a ‘nutty’ end-of-quarter delivery wave for a similar purpose.

By “provide chain and manufacturing challenges in China”, Musk is referring to Gigafactory Shanghai being closed for weeks earlier in the quarter, together with a number of suppliers, because of the restrictions to regulate COVID instances in Shanghai.

The CEO mentioned that manufacturing is now “returning to full power” in Shanghai.

Apparently, Musk additionally gave some perception into the manufacturing standing at different Tesla factories.

He wrote about Fremont:

“I’d wish to congratulate the Fremont staff for reaching a brand new all-time file manufacturing day final week,”

We reported this week that Tesla now produces more cars at Fremont factory than when it was operated by GM and Toyota.

The CEO additionally introduced that Gigafactory Berlin achieved the manufacturing of “virtually” 1,000 Mannequin Y autos in every week for the primary time final week.

Tesla initially aimed for Gigafactory Berlin to realize a manufacturing of 1,000 autos per week in April, however we reported that the factory was nowhere near that at the time.

Musk additionally mentioned that “Austin is spooling up” – referring to Gigafactory Texas.

He didn’t disclose the manufacturing fee on the manufacturing facility, however he mentioned throughout a company-wide assembly earlier this week that Gigafactory Texas was nonetheless restricted because of 4680 cell and structural battery pack manufacturing.

Right here’s the e-mail in full:

Manufacturing and Supply

This has been a really powerful quarter, primarily because of provide chain and manufacturing challenges in China, so we have to rally arduous to get better!

I’d wish to congratulate the Fremont staff for reaching a brand new all-time file manufacturing day final week and Berlin for making virtually 1000 automobiles final week! That is nice stuff.

Shanghai is returning to full power and Austin is spooling up. Onward to victory!

Elon

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