“Tesla Direct” — How More & More Tesla Customers Are Getting Their Cars
The auto industry is famously complicated. Those who dare to build cars have to deal with global supply chains, government regulations, and the ever-shifting vagaries of fashion. At the end of the assembly line, however, lies one simple fact: to make money, you must deliver vehicles to customers. A few weeks ago, Tesla [TSLA] stock dropped through the floor because of doubts about deliveries. More recently, it soared back to healthy levels when the company announced a record 95,200 global deliveries for the second quarter.