• I always found it weird when I worked at Tesla how they had so many finished vehicles piling up in a lot that they had other lots for the overflow. They would constantly remind everyone what “lean manufacturing” is and that all those cars are already sold. So why are they just sitting there and not going to the people that bought them? If I bought a car, and it was finished being built, I would want it ASAP.

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      Homer: There’s the right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power Elon Musk way!

      Bart: Isn’t that just the wrong way?

      Homer: Yes, but faster!

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      That’s what’s catching up to them now and why (as of last week) they had 46,000+ unsold Teslas sitting in storage lots. Now that they have actual competition and most are aware of Musk’s BS, they can’t sell as rapidly as before. But because they (over) built the factories and feel obligated to use them to build shareholder value, they can’t stop the lines without cratering the stock price.

      I expect there to be 75,000+ unsold soon.

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      Heard it at VW, too.

      The explanation I was given(and this well could be bullshit) was that they’re “sold”, in the sense that they’re claimed by a lot who will further sell them on, hence the storage on-property until they’re transported down the line.

      Some are also held and leased for employee use, be it through employer vehicle loan or a leasing program like VW had, where you could select from a variety of models owned for the company fleet(including other manufacturers under their umbrella, like Audi) for up to a year.

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        The explanation I was given(and this well could be bullshit) was that they’re “sold”, in the sense that they’re claimed by a lot who will further sell them on, hence the storage on-property until they’re transported down the line.

        Which is a very real thing for a typical auto manufacturer. Tesla, however, doesn’t have any kind of third-party dealer network. They control the entire process all the way to the end-user.

        Some are also held and leased for employee use, be it through employer vehicle loan or a leasing program like VW had, where you could select from a variety of models owned for the company fleet(including other manufacturers under their umbrella, like Audi) for up to a year.

        This could be possible, not sure how Tesla operates.

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        That might work for VW but Tesla doesn’t sell to dealerships. They’re only available directly from Tesla. Which is also stupid. Hell, they have tried to sue owners of their cars for re-selling them.

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      Don’t worry, OP said this happened in Fort Lauderdale Florida, which is near saltwater coast, and Florida has had extensive flooding recently.

      So even without vandalizing them, their time is coming soon enough. Patience my friend, just wait for the next tropical storm or hurricane…

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      You’re absolutely right, this act of silly vandalism has not only reminded me that Elon Musk exists when we were all just about to forget, but it has inspired me and thousands of others to buy a Cybertruck. That sure backfired on the vandal!

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      From the article I linked to previously:

      Local authorities told NBC Miami that 34 vehicles had been vandalized within the parking lot

      Rounding to the nearest dozen is a perfectly normal thing to do so I see nothing inaccurate or misleading about the headline as written. It’s pretty annoying how far lemmy users stretch to criticize every god-damn headline they read.