Elon Musk has presented some interesting information in a recent interview. Tesla was supposed to be only a few weeks from "death." He slept in trouble at the factory and worked 120 hours a week. What was behind this?
"Tesla faced a serious threat of death due to the production volume of the model 3. The money from the company quickly escaped, and if these problems are not resolved in a short time, we will die within a few weeks." It was extremely demanding " said Tesla, head of Axios.
As we know, the Tesla 3 model is a key product of the company under the so-called. Master Plan Elon Muska. It is the first electric car to be designed for a wider range of customers. For this reason, Tesla had to invest huge money in the mass production of the model 3. And that Tesla would not have more money, he had to reach a certain volume of production that would reduce production costs to the required level
From the very beginning, however, he faced production problems, which led him to fail to meet his original production plans. Problems came from an unmanageable production line, in which Musk acknowledged in the past that the production was "automated". Another problem is the battery that was manufactured in Tesla Gigafactory 1.
Source: Elon Musk / Twitter
You can sleep in the factory
The company also struggled with insufficient initial quality of production and supply chain problems, which also cost a lot of money. Elon Musk also admitted that he even slept at the most critical moment in the factory where the Model 3 was produced.
Then he worked 120 hours a week, saying that he did not recommend it to anyone. "It's very painful, it does not help your brain or your heart" he added.
But it seems that everything was broken at the end of June, when Tesla managed to achieve one of the main goals, or production of 5,000 weekly. This should be close to 7,000 a week. The final plan is 10,000 a week.
Huge sales success
Tesla is currently enjoying enormous sales success. Tesla Model 3 belongs to the best-selling models in the United States, regardless of the type of drive. Thanks to this, the company managed to outperform the overall sales of car manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar and after a long time profit.
The Tesla 3 model is just waiting for expansion to global markets outside of North America. It should start with the first deliveries at the end of February or in March, with Europe and China. And other Tesla models are on their way. These are models Y, Semi, Pickup and Roadster 2.
Production problems in their case, according to Tesla, should not be repeated because the production of the model 3 was a good lesson for her. We believe it will be, we keep Tesla an inch and look forward to new models.
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