Tesla’s usually upbeat CEO, Elon Musk, has admitted via Twitter that his comany has run into trouble getting the mass-market Model 3 into full series production.
The first sign of trouble came on October 6, with Musk announcing via Twitter that his company's planned semi truck reveal - an electric and highly autonomous people mover set to revolutionise the heavy haulage industry - would be pushed back to the 16th of November.
At the heart of the issue is Tesla’s most recently introduced vehicle, the Model 3, which the company claims to hold more than 400,000 pre-orders for.
Problems reaching full scale production has seen as few as just 220 cars being delivered to customers in the third quarter of the year, falling short of the projected 1500 deliveries.
A report by The Wall Street Journal suggests that some of the Model 3’s componentry was still being produced by hand as recently as September, with the production line yet to become fully operational.
Musk tweeted on Friday: “Tesla Semi unveil now Nov 16. Diverting resources to fix Model 3 bottlenecks & increase battery production for Puerto Rico & other affected areas.”
In response to that Musk was asked if customers waiting on their car would be notified when it would be built, which led to his response, below.
You'll know as soon as we do. We are deep in production hell ?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 6, 2017
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