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.
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
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.
Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2018
Many financial analysts have expressed concern about whether the company can survive under its debt load unless it can produce more cars to sell.