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Tesla shuts down Model 3 production amid quality concerns

Tesla shuts down Model 3 production for five days

Many begin to mouth up to mount up about quality issues with its critical Model 3, so reported is that Tesla will shut down the Model 3 production line to improve automation.
They want to improve assembly line on the Model 3 at its factory in Fremont, California.

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Tesla Model 3 production. Inside Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California

The company says the shutdown has been long planned and that it will not affect the ramp-up in Model 3 production to the company’s long-promised 5,000 cars a week.

The shutdown is expected to last until Saturday.

The company released a statement saying:
“Our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime in both Fremont and at the

[battery] Gigafactory…. 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.”

Reduce automation

The shutdown may be being used to reduce automation on the Model 3 line using more human production and fewer robots or conveyor belts, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk alluded to in a Tweet.

Many financial analysts have expressed concern about whether the company can survive under its debt load unless it can produce more cars to sell.

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