Tesla Model 3 production stops second time due to robots
New stop for the production of the Tesla Model 3, the electric car that in the intentions of Elon Musk would have to revolutionize the market becoming the first mass electric car in history. Once again the problem is on the assembly line of the production plant in Freemont, California.
This is the second stop in a few months and, according to Tesla, it is a temporary problem that should be resolved in a short time. Precisely Tesla talks about a technical stop to “improve the automation” of the factory. The problem, however, is that the factory is new and has been presented as a state-of-the-art and high- robotic plant.
Just the robotization and automation of the production chain had to be the key to reducing the costs of Tesla Model 3 and allowing the manufacturer to sell it at a much more affordable starting price than the competition: 35,000 US dollars.
However, the pushed automation turned out to be a double-edged sword, and it was Elon Musk himself who admitted it and, as an excellent leader, took every responsibility for it.
Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2018
At the same CBS Musk has also admitted to taking the reins of the Freemont factory personally to try to straighten out the situation and relaunch the production of Model 3. Musk said he moved to the factory and be present at the production site day and night, sleeping on the floor and without even coming home to take a shower.
How much is true, and how much of novel and narration, in these statements it is not known. What is certain, however, is that Tesla currently has a total debt of about 10 billion dollars on the rump and Tesla’s stock fell to 252 dollars per share, from 360 in March. If Tesla Model 3 will not arrive quickly in Tesla dealerships it will be serious trouble.