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Tesla temporarily shuts down Model 3 production in Fremont

April 17, 2018 2:18 AM
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Tesla Model 3 cars are seen as Tesla holds an event at the factory handing over its first 30 Model 3 vehicles to employee buyers at the company’s Fremont facility in California August 1, 2017. — Reuters picFREMONT, April 17 — Tesla Inc yesterday said it was having a planned downtime on the Model 3 production, after a BuzzFeed report said the carmaker had temporarily shut down Model 3 production in the company's Fremont, California, plant without warning.

BuzzFeed report, citing Tesla employees, said workers were expected to use vacation day or stay home without pay during the four- to five-day production pause.

“These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates,” a Tesla spokesperson said.

Source: themalaymailonline.com

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