Tesla, an American Electric car manufacturer, temporarily stopped its Model 3 production at its Fremont assembly plant in California to resolve the delay issues and claims that the suspension will not impact the current production issue. The company is struggling to keep up with demand.
The customers are facing delay issue with Tesla Model 3 as the carmaker is unable to keep pace with the demand. The company stated that suspension in production of the car will not impact the production target. Further, Tesla said that the temporary suspension is an attempt at resolving the delay issue.
Tesla’s spokesperson said, “Our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime in both Fremont and Gigafactory 1.” Further, he added, “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.”
In the first quarter of this year, the company has built 9,766 Model 3 Sedan. The process of addressing the bottleneck includes the several short factory shutdowns to upgrade equipment, Tesla says.
Director of the industry, labor, and economics group at the Center for Automotive Research, Kristin Dziczek said, “Shutting down for days on end during ramp is far from normal.”
According to the report, Tesla still projecting to reach the target of 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of the first half of 2018.