Tesla jumps after Electrek says North America sales on pace for record
Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are up nearly 7% to $209.81 in early trading after a report last night from an electric vehicle focused website claimed that the company was offering employees new bonuses in order to deliver all the vehicles it had recently sold in a "record" quarter. According to Electrek's Fred Lambert, Tesla executives held a call yesterday with sales and delivery managers in North America to discuss the fact that the company had already delivered 33,000 vehicles in North America this quarter and that it was aiming to deliver another 33,000 vehicles in June. To help the company reach its goal, the Tesla managers offered significant bonuses to sales and delivery employees, the report claims, citing sources. The Fly notes that yesterday JMP Securities analyst Joseph Osha noted that monthly U.S. registration data published by InsideEVs, another electric vehicle focused site, show that more Model 3s were registered in April and May than during all of the first quarter.