Tesla pauses Model 3 production for several days


The Model 3 line, located in the company's Fremont, California, factory, is one of the most automation-heavy auto production lines ever built.

Based on the underpinnings of the Model 3, the Model Y will be a small SUV, and, going by the preview images, will have a more striking design than its stablemates. Over the past five trading sessions it is 12.37%; 5.04% for the month; -3.27% for the last quarter; 13.75% for the past six-months; and 23.01% for the last 12 months.

"We were able to double the weekly Model 3 production rate during the quarter by rapidly addressing production and supply chain bottlenecks, including several short factory shutdowns to upgrade equipment". While initial production goals were set at 5,000 unit/week by end-2017, Tesla now says they will achieve this figure only by the end of 2018.

Musk recently admitted that "excessive automation" at the Tesla plant had contributed to what he calls "manufacturing hell" and had actually slowed down manufacturing of the crucial mass-market model.

In a statement Monday, a Tesla spokesperson said like a "planned downtime" on the Model 3 production back in February, this week's production break is part of an overall plan.

That's according to Elon Musk, who gave CBS This Morning host Gayle King a walkthrough of the Model 3 line and answered questions about missed targets and production delays. Eventually, Tesla had to eliminate its "crazy, complex network of conveyor belts", Musk said. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Tesla by 2.7% during the fourth quarter.

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Tesla's production issues could serve as a cautionary tale for companies rushing to automate, as noted by our sister site ZDNet. To be precise, my mistake. However, Musk remains optimistic.

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"What they portray as investigative journalism is in fact an ideologically motivated attack by an extremist organization working directly with union supporters to create a calculated disinformation campaign against Tesla", the company said Monday. But the company is still burning through cash.

TESLA Inc will be profitable in the third and fourth quarters of this year and will not have to raise any money from investors, billionaire CEO Elon Musk said on Friday, driving shares in the electric carmaker higher.

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