Elon Musk will sleep at Tesla to oversee the production of Model 3.
The e-mail revealed by the Jalopnik website, although its authenticity has not been confirmed by Tesla, said the goal is to produce 6,000 cars a week by the end of June, tripling Fremont's production rate this month, California. Factory, south of San Francisco.
"As part of the 6k effort, the entire production of Model 3 in Fremont will be converted to 24/7 operation," Musk wrote. He said that Tesla will add another layer in its assembly, bodywork and paint departments.
The increase will include the hiring of 400 workers per week for several weeks, split between the Fremont plant and Tesla's battery Gigafactory outside of Reno, Nev asks. Musk for recommendations for "anyone you know who you think will fill the Tesla bar for talent, drive and confidence."
The e-mail came after Tesla had temporarily suspended the production of the Model 3, which seemed to be another indication of problems
But Musk says in the email that the disruption of three to five days only It was planned to equip the line to meet the next production target, 3,000 to 4,000 vehicles per week en route to 6,000.
Musk, who is also CEO of rocket maker SpaceX, is taking a direct hand in making the model 3, Tesla's first mass-market electric car, and as a result of that, the first led to the need to produce high volumes. Mass production has been Tesla's biggest problem lately and worried investors who want the company to make a profit.
Tesla also manufactures two luxury cars, the Sedan Model S and the Crossover Model X.
Musk not only praised the recent equipment production, but improvements in the quality and tight fit of body parts, known in the business as "tolerances" , While he said that Tesla's seizures are already the best in the world, he said they need to be 10 times better. "I'm not kidding." He said.
He said he was going on a crusade to keep costs down. All over $ 1 million issues must be approved by him, and he plans to challenge contractors who have too many middlemen adding to the tab.
He vowed to make the company profitable. "Fair criticism from outside critics of Tesla is that you are not a real company unless you generate a profit," he wrote. "It did not make sense to do that until we achieved economies of scale, but now we're here."
One analyst was impressed. Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research wrote in a note to investors on Tuesday that Tesla "makes making sexy again".
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