After 2018, Ilon Muksk appointed the most difficult in Tesla's history, in 2019 he did not look much more prospectively for electric car makers.
This week, the company announced it delivered 63,000 Tesla cars for the first quarter of 2019, down 31% compared to last year's 2018 sales.
More embarrassing for Tesla and Mouse in this case is that 50,900 new cars bought model 3 – the cheapest model of the brand.
The reason for the fall, according to Tesla's statement, is that the company has problems supplying the car to its customers. At the end of the first quarter of 2019 10 600 Tesla vehicles were in transit to new owners.
However, the company says it will fulfill its promise to investors and will be able to deliver between 360,000 and 400,000 cars this year.
In February, Mssk introduced the long-awaited Budget Range 3, worth $ 35,000, as well as a more powerful Standard Range Plus at a price of $ 37,500.
It is generally expected that these two models will help Tesla become a truly popular and affordable brand after Model 3 already has the award for the best-selling EV model in the world.