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forakzai forakzai 04/17/2018 - 01:41am

Tesla Pauses Model 3 Production For Several Days

  • Tesla is pausing Model 3 production at its Fremont, California factory to " to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks."
  • Buzzfeed reports that the shut-down will last four to five days.
  • The news comes on the heels of CEO Elon Musk tweeting that "excessive automation" at Tesla was a mistake.
Tesla is temporarily shutting down production for the Model 3 at its factory in Fremont, California.

"Our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime in both Fremont and Gigafactory 1," they wrote. "These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates. This is not unusual and is in fact common in production ramps like this."

The Model 3 is critical to Tesla's future as a mass-market auto maker.

Tesla missed its target for Model 3 productionlast quarter amid reports of production struggles that Musk called "production hell." In the last six months, the company has struggled getting its battery production up to speed, and with a relatively high proportion of parts that needed fixes, as it has worked to speed production of the vehicle that's critical to its figure as a mass-market auto maker.

In the past week, the company has faced reports that it has under-counted factory worker injuries and is struggling to manage a significant amount of damaged auto parts.
 
Elon Musk speaks on stage during the Westworld Featured Session during SXSW at Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas.
 
Source:
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/16/tesla-pauses-model-3-production.html

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  • Albertnative
    6 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
    I think that right now at Toyota they're laughing their asses off LOL
  • The Giffriend
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    And has you read they will be profitable you see this and you kinda don't believe it will happen!
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
      they're not really making very much profit from the Model 3, so i think they can still do it if everything goes well
    • The Giffriend
      6 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, but if the production of the model 3 delays a lot won't it delay the production of other models?
    • forakzai
      6 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Not really because they're on separate lines
    • The Giffriend
      6 days ago 1 P-Nos Points
      Yeah, that way they might get their goals anyways!
  • michael_andersen
    1 week ago 1 P-Nos Points
    Sounds like bandaid solutions and some desperation
  • Meow
    1 week ago 2 P-Nos Points
    Lol I wonder if he still want to make fun of Toyota
    • forakzai
      1 week ago 0 P-Nos Points
      lol i don't think so
  • forakzai
    1 week ago 0 P-Nos Points
    this is not looking good for them