According to a former employee who was involved in the delivery of Tesla and a current employee who works for Tesla in Fremont, the layoffs seem to have affected workers in all departments and regions, from the factory workers to to recruiters and receptionists. Apparently, Tesla's delivery, sales and Model S and X production teams had obvious effects.
Dismissed workers from the company's battery plant near Reno, Nevada, and the Fremont, California automotive plant, as well as one of its distribution centers. Suppose they were driven out by security officials or their managers on Friday, some after a full shift.
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A recent Tesla employee in Fremont said the Model 3 production staff and software engineers were the least likely to be cut. This person also said that Tesla has moved a handful of workers from the group that produce Model S sedans and Model X SUVs to Fremont in recent weeks, into new shifts or new positions in production or logistics of Model 3.
As part of Laut Restructuring and Cost Reduction, Tesla has eliminated nighttime production of S and X models, according to a dismissed employee who is familiar with the matter. The company released at least half a dozen night shift technicians there and put others in a day shift, the person said.
A Deutsche Bank analyst, Emmanuel Rosner, wrote in a statement to investors on Friday, "We believe that the job cuts are mainly due to efficiency gains in manufacturing and continued opperation to ultimately improve the profitability of entry-level model 3 to enable. "
A former Tesla engineer agreed that the company has significantly improved its production of Model 3 process in recent months. However, Tesla has long debated whether he should either "sunbathe" the Model S or X or relocate the production of these vehicles from the crowded Fremont factory. That person added that there was no "upgrade" team available to either upgrade to S or X.
A Tesla spokesman said:
"Recently, we announced that we had no orders for the 75th kWh version of Model S and X will increase in order to streamline production and achieve even more differentiation with Model 3. Due to this change and the improvement in efficiency in our production lines, we have reduced the production hours of Model S and X accordingly, and these changes, as well as continuous improvements, give us the flexibility to increase our production capacities in the future as needed, and we will announce further details on our earnings competition next week. "
One employee said Fremont's factory workers were in the business Unclear about the company's broader strategy, however, said Tesla w It was not possible to massively reduce the costs u, or to stuff a new Model Y line within this system while also producing the same volume as S, X, and Model 3.
Tesla said it was not intended to bring the S or the sunset into the sunset X-lines.