Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday that Model 3s ordered in the United States by the end of this month will be delivered by Dec. 31, as the electric carmaker tries to take advantage of tax breaks.
“Tesla just acquired trucking capacity to ensure Model 3 can be delivered in U.S. by Dec 31 if ordered by Nov 30,” Musk tweeted. Tesla had earlier said that orders placed by Oct.15 will be delivered by the end of the year.
Tesla, which just posted a sizable profit for the third quarter of 2018, did not immediately respond to a request for more details about the acquisition.
The electric carmaker has until the end of the year to hand out tax credits of $7,500 to customers. The credits are available for six months after an automaker hits 200,000 delivery mark, which Tesla hit in July. The incentives then reduce by 50 percent every six months until it phases out.
The California-based automaker is joining rivals General Motors and Nissan – not coincidentally, these three companies have sold the most EVs in America – in an effort to urge Congress to extend these federal tax credits. The credits were initially introduced in 2008. (Reuters contributed to this report.)