However, this has caused dissatisfaction among some car owners, who have experienced the nightmare of just picked up the car yesterday and lowered the price today, and said that Tesla sales repeatedly guaranteed that the price of this car will not be reduced in two years, and constantly induced them to place orders quickly.
Tao Lin said that she understands the feelings of some car owners, but no matter when it is announced, a number of consumers who have recently collected their cars will be affected.
According to media reports, Tao Lins compensation for the sudden price reduction is that car owners who meet the 7-day confidence guarantee plan will give free rights to overcharge for 3 years, or return the car (but the deposit will not be refunded, and the agreement indicates that the same car can not be bought for 12 months). Some car owners are not satisfied with the two schemes.
In addition, Tao Lin said that she attaches great importance to the experience and feelings of car owners, and will increase the improvement of various software and hardware facilities and capabilities. Improve the development of localization software such as navigation, music playback, etc., and increase the layout of charging service network, so that car owners can really enjoy the driving pleasure brought by high-tech products.
However, in the past two years, Teslas price fluctuations have hurt many consumers, even known as cutting leeks. Han Lu, a senior car critic, said on Weibo:
You guys laugh at my 617000 model 3P, the price of cabbage a year. So, you bought a 270000 model 3, and you said that the limit of 270000 was low. Could it be 240000! Ha ha ha, just three months, today! 240000 is coming!!!! Ha ha ha!!!! On the way to chives, no one can run! Ha ha ha! Feimei first stubble leek, looking at the small leek just exposed, showed a strange and gratifying smile
According to media reports, Zhu Xiaotong, global vice president of Tesla and head of Greater China, is quite concerned about the evaluation of cutting leeks. He prohibited employees from saying the word leek internally. If they were found out, they would be fined 10 yuan a time without capping. At the same time, he also banned food containing leeks in Shanghais super factories, such as leek steamed buns and leek dumplings. However, Tao Lin responded that there are dumplings filled with leek in our canteen.
Here is the original text of grace Taolin Teslas microblog:
Hello everyone, there are too many private messages to reply one by one. Please explain here. Thank you very much for choosing Tesla and understand your feelings. Price adjustment is a highly confidential work, which needs to be calculated repeatedly. Only a few people participate in it. What we can do is to prepare internal procedures as soon as possible once the final confirmation is made, because no matter when it is announced, a number of consumers who have recently collected their cars will be affected. Many of Teslas employees are car owners, and many of them just picked up their new cars in September. They apply the same price policy as ordinary consumers. Except for a very small number of employees involved in the price calculation, all colleagues almost know the price adjustment information at the same time as the consumers. Therefore, there is no case that the staff intentionally conceals or misleads consumers. We attach great importance to the experience and feelings of car owners, and will enhance various software and hardware facilities and capabilities. Improve the development of localization software such as navigation, music playback, etc., and increase the layout of charging service network, so that car owners can really enjoy the driving pleasure brought by high-tech products. Thank you for choosing Tesla. We are committed to bringing you a value for money experience with our products, which is our goal all along. Thanks again to all the friends who pay attention to Tesla! Accelerating the transformation of the world to sustainable energy is not a slogan. It is indeed our vision. thank!
On Friday, Tesla, the electric car maker, announced its third quarter deliveries, in which it delivered 139300 electric vehicles, up more than 50% from the second quarter, setting a new record.
With growing interest in electric vehicles, sales across the industry have been boosted, and Tesla, the electric vehicle manufacturer, has also hit a new high in the third quarter.
This spring, when the spread of the epidemic forced many enterprises to close down, the automotive industry was hit particularly hard. North American auto plants, which typically produce more than one million vehicles a month, produce less than 5000 vehicles a month.
While airlines and other industries continue to struggle, the auto industry has begun to recover. Last month, some big automakers reported that sales in the U.S. market were up year-on-year. If this growth continues for a year, the industry is expected to sell 16 million cars and trucks, up from the annual sales of 13 million cars and trucks in June.
The leader in this recovery is Tesla, the electric car maker. On Friday, the company announced third quarter deliveries, another record. Steady growth in China and Europe offset the weakness in the US market. However, Tesla did not provide a breakdown of sales in different regions.
It is reported that Tesla delivered 139300 electric vehicles in the third quarter, an increase of more than 50% compared with the second quarter. The second quarter epidemic forced Tesla and other automakers to close factories, and many consumers had no plans to buy cars.
While Tesla did well in the third quarter, other automakers also performed better than they did earlier this year. In the third quarter, total car sales fell about 11% year-on-year, but automakers reported that sales rose in September from a year earlier. Toyota said light vehicle sales rose 16% last month.
The recent growth in car sales is clearly driven by pent up demand, which has forced people to postpone buying cars as the epidemic spreads. In addition, inventory of some models is low due to the two-month shutdown of car manufacturers. Car sales are picking up because of the impact of the epidemic on families and businesses. Some people spend money on cars, not on travel, restaurants and entertainment. Others buy new cars because they want to avoid public transport such as subways and buses, or because they have moved from the city to the suburbs and small towns.
GM said sales improved month by month in the third quarter, surpassing the same period last year in September. While the economy rebounded substantially in the third quarter, retail sales rebounded even more, Elaine buckberg, GMs chief economist, said in a statement Ultra low auto loan rates have boosted car sales, but the stronger impetus comes from demand triggered by the epidemic.
But its not clear how long the auto industrys recovery will last. Michelle Krebs, executive editor of Cox automotive, a market research firm, said credit is tightening for some low-income buyers and a surge in confirmed cases could weigh on the auto industry. The U.S. epidemic is not under control, and now the president and the first lady of the United States are infected with the virus again, which has aroused great concern of consumers.
However, despite the surge in deliveries, Tesla shares closed down about 7% on Friday amid concerns about whether the company could meet its target of selling 500000 cars this year. In the first nine months of this year, the company has delivered 318000 electric vehicles. To achieve that, more than 180000 cars need to be sold in the fourth quarter, which requires Tesla to set a new record.
Joseph spak, capital markets analyst at Royal Bank of Canada, said in a report to investors that this is not an unattainable goal but that it seems increasingly difficult to achieve now.
But Teslas super factory near Shanghai at the end of last year has boosted production. The company has also launched a new suvmodely with more space than the model 3, which has many parts that are common to the model 3. (Chen Chen)