Tesla suspends production Model 3 for another week
Tesla is going to suspend production of its Model 3 for a week to adjust the process. This is a normal procedure, the company says, while speeding up output.
On Monday Tesla issued the same message it did in February, saying “the production program for the Model 3 includes periods of suspension in the factories of Fremont (California) and the Gigafactory 1 (Nevada)”.
“These moments are needed to fine-tune automation and fix problems with bottlenecks to speed up the production process. This is not unusual, but rather normal while production is going up”, Tesla adds.
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, has taken control over the production in Fremont himself beginning this month to ensure production is back on track as soon as possible.
5.000 cars a week
Musk is confident that within three months production will be at 5.000 cars a week, the target that was set initially for December 2017.
In an interview with CBS This Morning Musk admitted trying to put in too much automation was a mistake and the whole system of complex conveyor belts had to be replaced.
He promised though that “everybody who pre-ordered a Model 3 will get his car for sure, but six to nine months later than foreseen initially”.