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Elon Musk is trying to reinvent the factory as well as the car. It’s a problem.

May 16, 2018

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Tesla just announced that it is shutting down production of the Model 3 for six days. According to Autoblog:

Tesla has been struggling to find solutions to manufacturing bottlenecks on the new assembly line that produces the Model 3, a sedan intended for volume production. An over-reliance on robots has complicated that task, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has acknowledged.

In a long memo published in Electrek, Musk explains that he has had trouble feeding the machine, blaming the complexity of the supply chain.

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