Telsa has received a lot of praise after it unveiled the Model 3 sedan but many of its customers who are still waiting to receive their Model X are making their disappointment public. The company was only able to ship 2,400 units of the Model X in the previous quarter and in a statement, Tesla blames its own “hubris” for the delay. Tesla says that it stuffed the Model X with too much technology and that’s what’s making it difficult for the company to produce the car in volume.
The statement mentions that just a half-dozen parts out of the 8,000 that make up the Model X are holding up production. It blames its own hubris for wanting to put as much technology as possible in this car aside from the failure to ensure that suppliers could deliver parts as promised.
Tesla also mentions its inability to manufacture those parts in-house and that the combination of these issues have resulted in production delays for the Model X which is not something the company wants to make a habit out of. It says that the production issues have been sorted out and that Model X production is now “on plan.”
“Tesla is addressing all three root causes to ensure that these mistakes are not repeated with the Model 3 launch,” the company says. In Q1, 2016 Tesla delivered 14,820 cars, missing the 16,000 unit goal it has set. Tesla is looking to deliver up to 90,000 new vehicles in 2016.