In order to prepare for the Model 3 launch, Tesla will open up almost 100 new service, delivery, and sales locations across the globe over the next year. It also plans on opening its own body repair shops that will “significantly improve the customer experience with out-of-warranty body repairs.”
What’s more, the EV maker will add 100 Tesla Mobile Service repair trucks in the next quarter (Q3). This is a very convenient service for customers as repairs can take place at someone’s house and be done quickly by a single technician. This saves Tesla owner some valuable time while at the same time prevents service centers from getting overcrowded.
Tesla also mentioned that it wants to improve the efficiency at its service centers. With the help of remote diagnostics, the company managed to reduce repair times by 35 percent last year and wants to reduce them even further in 2017.
Adding more service centers, repair truck, and focusing on getting repairs finished as fast as possible makes a lot of sense for Tesla at this point. Its sales will skyrocket soon thanks to the high demand for the Model 3, which already has 400,000 pre-orders. For comparison reasons, the company delivered less than 80,000 vehicles last year.
Based on the number of Teslas that will soon be on the roads, the company will probably have to think about adding even more centers and repair trucks eventually. It will announce new vehicles in the near future including a semi truck and the Model Y and has a goal of producing 500,000 EVs per year by 2018.