Reply to post: Re: producing just 220 of them against its 1,500 target

Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break

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Re: producing just 220 of them against its 1,500 target

And factory workers are treated poorly...

I wonder if there's a connection....?

I read more to do with battery assembly issues at the Gigafactory. Allegedly one robotics subcontractor on the Model3 battery line ran into issues but hid them to save face, thinking they could sort them out. It got to a point where they evidently couldn't dig themselves out of the hole and a storm of issues surfaced shortly before they were supposed to be going into production - at which point Tesla (or a new contractor) had to clean-sheet the control software for that section. Along with a couple of other issues, it means the line for Model 3 batteries is under-performing badly. I suspect they can build the cars, they are just being bottlenecked by the batteries.

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