Just a few weeks after CEO Elon Musk shared a bleak outlook for building gigafactories, one of them appears to be cranking out profit for his company.
First posted on an internal communication, Tesla says the Citi Global Technology Conference room was booked every day in March, leading to a bottleneck in a pipeline that was only recently built.
It said the company was still making good progress in finding more capacity for the “U.S. factory capacity constraint.”
The car company also said the slight production issue shouldn’t affect its planned quarterly delivery figures. Tesla targets to deliver 50,000 vehicles this quarter.
That could get a bit more difficult in the second quarter since the company reportedly expects it to have more issues with assembling semi-trucks. But Musk said during a May 2 earnings call that Tesla would soon have “a solution” to that issue.
In fact, Musk said Tesla had already had a planned summer week in the backlog since the company underestimated the number of workers it needed on its factory floor.