U.S. channel CNBC reports about a potential further delay of the company’s Model 3 production, referring to current and former Tesla employees. Tesla published a detailed statement to deny these claims.
CNBC quotes employees stating that battery packs got still partly produced manually by mid-December. Moreover, lacking experience of employees in the quality check unit could result in potentially faulty batteries leaving the Gigafactory.
Tesla was very fast with its contra statement: Thus, the company writes that it is right (and has always been communicated) that manual procedures are partly necessary until the stage of the maximum production output is reached. In contrast, Tesla rejects further accusations as unfounded: “The implication that Tesla would ever deliver a car with a hazardous battery is absolutely inaccurate, contrary to all evidence, and detached from reality.”