Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday downplayed the delay for the Model 3, and he railed at media reports about job cuts at the company.
Musk also announced his firm had hit a milestone, delivering a quarter million vehicles to date.
“The Tesla fleet has grown by a factor of 100 in five years,” Musk said in a conference call with analysts.
Musk took aim at media reports that described job losses at Tesla as large-scale layoffs, while the company maintains that it shed workers as a result of a routine annual performance review.
“Any journalists who have written articles to this effect should be ashamed of themselves,” Musk said. “Any company in the world does annual performance reviews.”