Just yesterday, we talked about the fact that excessive automation of production along with other factors (difficulties in producing the required number of batteries, a high percentage of rejects in finished products) supplied the well-known manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla in a very difficult situation. And while the media is painting gloomy pictures about the imminent bankruptcy of the automaker, the head of the company Ilon Mask makes loud statements about a return to profit in the next quarter. Meanwhile, it became known that Tesla temporarily suspended the plant in Fremont (California). The same plant, which is almost completely automated, and most of the work is done by robots.
It is reported that the plant must again earn in 4-5 days. It should be noted that for the last two months this is the second such pause. And now Tesla gives exactly the same explanation of the situation as then, stating that these periods are used to improve automation and systematic elimination of bottlenecks in order to further increase production rates.
Let's remind that initially Ilon Mask promised to produce five thousand Model 3 a week by the end of 2017. In fact, as a recent report showed, by April 2018, the company had reached a pace of 2,000 cars per week, and targets for 5,000 cars a week are now scheduled to reach by July. But will this be enough to ensure positive cash flow at the operational level and return the company to profit?
With all these rather serious production and financial problems, Tesla is preparing for a mass production of a new Roadster and Semi truck, and judging by the latest data , already in November 2019, intends to begin production of a new crossover Tesla Model Y. Initially, it was said that Tesla Model Y will receive a new platform, but then Ilon Mask decided to take the Model 3 as a basis for accelerating the release time, and save the rear doors of Falcon Win g.