Having announced that it is gradually taking all sales online, Tesla is now starting to close a first wave of stores today – more will follow in the coming weeks.
In an email to employees last week, CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla launched a review of sales and marketing efforts and it will start closing stores in the coming weeks.
Sources familiar with the case have told Electrek that Tesla already advised employees at a few dozen stores, mainly in California and the United States, that they should call their clients to switch test stations and deals to other stores because they close their locations.
Tesla only downloads information to employees, and it is still unclear which stores will be closed. We expect a complete list of the first wave on Monday.
Some employees are told that they are not coming to work Monday, but they are told they will continue to pay for further notice.
Earlier this weekend reported on Tesla slashing personnel compensation.
Employees are told to do business as usual, and they have no information about their job and shop will be affected by the new strategy.
As previously reported, some of the employees believe that Tesla is trying to push them out by cutting off the compensation during the transition period.
We contacted Tesla about the situation yesterday, but the company did not respond to our request.