Tesla needs to speed up production at its German factory after the automaker's recent price cuts increased delivery times to customers, a local politician said.
The expected delivery of the basic basic Model Y to customers in Germany is now February-March, according to Tesla's website, as opposed to January-March before a price cut of 17 percent last week.
The expected delivery of the Long Range and Performance vehicles, which saw smaller price cuts of 4 percent and 1 percent respectively, remains January-March, according to the website.
Production at Tesla's factory in Gruenheide near Berlin should be sped up to reduce customer waiting times, the economy minister of the state in which the factory is located said.
Output "has to grow up a bit more," Brandenburg's Economy Minister Joerg Steinbach said on Thursday at a podium discussion organized by German union IG Metall on industrial prospects for eastern Germany.