The lines in Fremont came to a halt this February, when Tesla stopped the Model 3 production in order to update its processes. They now include more automation as Tesla is still behind production targets.
By the end of this quarter, 2,500 Model 3 are to leave the Fremont facility per week reportedly. By the end of Q2, Tesla aims for a weekly production of 5,000 units.
Tesla said the pause was common for increases in output when a company is ramping up a new product and had been planned from the start.
“Our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime in both Fremont and Gigafactory 1. These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates,” a Tesla spokesperson said in an email quoted by Reuters.
Tesla did not go into detail about the production upgrade, but said there could be more periods of downtime in coming months.
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