The automobile manufacturer, Tesla is pausing the production of its Model 3 sedan for the second time in just a span of 2 months after the CEO confessed to faults that stalled creation of his most important car.
On Monday, Tesla’s employees have been told that the pause in production will last for five days. Last month, the automobile manufacturer was facing downtime in the production of its Model 3 car and that production was stopped since last week of February this year.
Back then, Tesla said that the downtime was on purpose so that automation and bottlenecks can be addressed. Nonetheless, the pause in production of Model 3 is a significant setback for the company as it is the model that Elon Musk has tried to mass produce.
Apart from mass-produced, an electric car for the mainstream market, Musk had also tried to maintain a competitive advantage over his rivals by installing excessive robots in the Tesla factory to ramp up production. Last week, Musk tweeted that installing excessive robots was a big mistake and that he had underestimated the power of humans.
Tesla’s employee who was working on the Model 3 car has been offered to take their vacations until the downtime is over. Some employee has been given an option to stay at home without salary until production resumes.
Just a handful of employees might be offered paid work on other cars in the production line. Just a week before the shutdown, Elon Musk gave CBS a detailed tour of the Tesla’s Fremont factory and said that Tesla is looking to sustain production of nearly 2000 Model 3 cars in 1 week.
Musk also said that the company is addressing the manufacturing issues that had caused a hurdle in the production of its electric cars and was confident that by the second quarter of this year the company would make four times more vehicles than it has ever produced.