Tesla’s production line stood still. According to Bloomberg, Tesla’s Model 3 production line in the factory in Fremont was stopped end of February for several days to make necessary upgrades. From February 20th to 24th this was a planned stop according to Tesla. A Tesla spokesperson confirmed:
“Our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime in both Fremont and Gigafactory 1. These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates. This is not unusual and is in fact common in production ramps like this.”
Bloomberg is monitoring Model 3 production numbers by gathering VINs (Vehicle Identification Numbers) and other data, and noticed production decreases end of February. In March production ramped up again. Approximately 1,000 Model 3 per week are being registered.
Tesla had announced a very aggressive schedule for the Model 3, and even started production half a year earlier. Pre-orders reaching almost half a million Model 3 had forced Elon Musk to push for that change in production start.
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