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Musk Encourages Tesla Staff While Warning of ‘Tough Quarter’

  • CEO memo cites supply chain, production problems in China
  • Electric-car maker often delivers many units late in quarter
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Tesla Inc. has had a “very tough quarter” as it struggles with supply-chain snags, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk warned in an internal memo, imploring workers to help get the electric-vehicle maker back on track.

“This has been a very tough quarter, primarily due to supply chain and production challenges in China,” Musk said in an email to employees over the weekend that was seen by Bloomberg. “So we need to rally hard to recover!”