Tesla provisionally stopped the manufacture of its Model 3 electric vehicles from February 20, 2018 to February 24, 2018, to regulate equipment so as to increase production rates and improve automation. Tesla claimed that the projected pause was common and normal for elevation in output when a firm is increasing the efforts for a new product.
“Our production plan for Model 3 comprises periods of projected downtime in both Gigafactory 1 and Fremont. These time frames are employed to systematically address bottlenecks and improve automation so as to elevate rates of production,” a spokesperson of Tesla claimed to the media in an interview.
Fremont is close to San Jose, California and the Teslas are manufactured there. Their batteries are made in Sparks, close Reno, Nevada at the Gigafactory 1. The firm did not offer details about the manufacturing upgrade, but it claimed that there can be more halts of downtime in the near future.
Earlier, Tesla pushed back its goal on its new Model 3 sedan for volume manufacture by almost 3 Months, claiming it was hard to forecast how long it might take to find a solution for all bottlenecks in the production. The firm also posted its largest quarterly loss in the history, sending stakes down almost 5% since the loss was larger than experts had hoped.
Tesla, headed by Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur, encounters a vital test in its development strategy as it increases up manufacture of its new sedan, the Model 3, which begins at $35,000, almost 50% of the cost of its flagship Model S. Even though Tesla has made inroads amid luxury car users with the innovative design as well as advanced technology in its Model X SUV and Model S sedan, it is the Model 3 on which its long-standing viability stays.