Tesla shuts down Model 3 production for five days amid quality concerns

Tesla shuts down Model 3 production for five days amid quality concerns

Tesla shuts down Model 3 production for five days amid quality concerns

Speaking of targets and production challenges, the news comes just two weeks after production figures for the first quarter of 2018 revealed Tesla had once again missed its Model 3 production goals.

Tesla had previously targeted 2,500 Model 3s a week by the end of the first quarter and 5,000 by the end of the second quarter.

Either way, Tesla has orders for an estimated 400,000 Model 3s from customers who can't take delivery, because their cars haven't been built. The goal is to reach 5,000 per week no later than June 30, but in order to achieve that and allow for a margin of error, Musk is setting the new goal of 6,000 per week by that date. "This means that we will be adding another shift to general assembly, body and paint", said Musk in the email.

As per the 24/7 production vow which the CEO of Tesla company has emailed to the employees on Tuesday, came out a day after Tesla temporarily suspended production of the mass-marked sedan to work out kinks in its assembly line.

The CEO also signalled Tesla is planning another pause in Model 3 output next month after stopping for three to five days this week to make updates to its factories in California and Nevada. For starters, Model 3 production (before the shutdown) stood at around 2,000 units per week earlier this month.

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"Another set of upgrades starting in late May should be enough to unlock production capacity of 6,000 Model 3 vehicles per week by the end of June", Musk added in the letter, according to Electrek.

Auto manufacturers typically stop or slow production of new models when ironing out problems with production.

The Model 3 is key to the company's efforts to generate revenue to repay investors and push development of other electric vehicles.

Given the long pattern of delays and renewed Wall Street skepticism, this may not seem like a bad option for the electric automaker. That's thanks in large part to the company's investment in the Model 3, which isn't likely to earn a profit anytime soon.

"OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] may lose part of a shift or a shift, but shutting down for several days is unheard of", Vadhavkar said in an email.

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