This Week in Tesla: Valet Crashed Model S, Tesla Surprises with Q2 Results
By: Charlie O'Mara
Valet Crashes Tesla Model S -
This week, in San Antonio, a valet at a luxury resort decided to take a customer’s Model S for a joy ride, and use the new launch mode. It turns out that the 2.3 second 0-60 time on the Model S was too fast for him, as he crashed in the parking lot. Luckily, the Tesla owners were able to get the video recording of the accident via the built in dashcam in the Model S. This video was put on Reddit by the owner of the Tesla, who likely was not very happy after this happened to his Model S. Although the Valet is at fault in this situation, it could have been avoided if the Tesla owner had put their car into valet mode, restricting the speed and screen access of the vehicle.
Tesla Beats Expectations for Q2 -
In the second quarter of 2020, Tesla delivered 90,650 cars, more than the predicted 60,000-70,000 deliveries. It is a great showing for the company if they can still remain functional and not lose as many sales from the pandemic as some of their competitors. At this point it would be fair to say that Tesla has mostly come out of the other side of the pandemic, without losing too much money or sales. For example, while Tesla only had a 5% drop in sales, Audi had a 30% drop during the pandemic. This shows that the demand for Tesla is real to the point that 75,946 Model 3 & Y’s were delivered this quarter. With many of the closures and restrictions easing up, Tesla has no reason to worry about the aftermath of the Pandemic on their future.