It’s definitely all hands to the pump at Tesla this week – even company chair Robyn Denholm has been on hand to help deliver Tesla Model 3 electric sedans at the Alexandria facilities in Sydney on Friday.
One surprised member of the Tesla Owners Club of Australia said he didn’t quite realise who it was until they exchanged business cards at the end of the run-through of the attributes of the car – in his case a midnight silver performance version.
The happy Tesla car owner says he prefers to remain anonymous. He posted his encounter on the closed TOCA Facebook page, but it also found its way on to another forum too, to the delight of readers.
That elicited other reports of a similar encounter. Including from a delighted Catherine Walker (pictured top with Denholm) who posted “Great customer service from Tesla chair Robyn, feeling like a VIP.”
Denholm, an Australian, is the former CFO of Telstra who became the Tesla chair last year after Elon Musk was urged to hand over that responsibility to another person.
Tesla typically likes to ramp up deliveries in the last weeks of each quarter, and it is no different this month in Australia, where the first Model 3s began deliveries in late August.
The Driven revealed earlier this week that 2,414 Model 3s had arrived on the first three cargo ships, and we have learned that other ships have arrived since then.
If the majority of that first batch is delivered in September, that will put the Model 3 electric car into the top 10, or even top 5 new vehicle model sales in Australia for the month.
That target seems inevitable. Posts on social media over the weekend reported that up to 100 vehicles were being delivered a day at Alexandria in Sydney and up to 70 in Brisbane. Time will tell how long that level of sales continues.