While Tesla Inc. had announced the second leg of job slash last month in order to safeguard a profit, one critical department linked to the delivery service had been badly hurt, as the electric vehicle maker almost halved the division, which delivers its vehicles to the North American Customers, at least two workers familiar with the subject matter said on Saturday, the 9th of February.
According to two workers, who had been laid off during the process, said that about 150 employees out of a team of 230 workers had been sacrificed on January at the Las Vegas facility, who used to deliver thousands of Model 3s into the hands of Canadian and US buyer.
As this particular job cut was not reported previously, the event could fire up investors’ worries regarding dwindling demands of Model 3 vehicles in the United States. Besides, as the time-frame of a tax break for Tesla’s electric vehicles had been dried out, the car remains too costly for the US buyers.
Amid a waning demand of Model 3s in the United States and Canada, Tesla head Elon Musk had also said that they had been focusing on deliveries to Europe and China this quarter. Meanwhile, Tesla was also trying to establish a manufacturing hub in mainland China, following uncertainties over US-China tariff war, which appeared to hurt mostly the US auto and agriculture sectors.
One of the former delivery employees of Tesla told the reporters, “There are not enough deliveries. You don’t need a team because there are not that many cars coming through. ”