Tesla’s implemented a Model 3 production break this week as the company struggles to meet demand, reportedly catching employees off guard.
All eyes are on Model 3 production as Tesla has been lagging behind its production goals for the sedan and CEO Elon Musk has stepped in to oversee the process — even sleeping at the factory to get more cars on the road.
For Tesla’s part, the company says the break was planned and is necessary to increase production.
But BuzzFeed reported Monday that employees were blindsided by the multi-day shutdown. Employees told the outlet they would have to use vacation days, stay home without pay, or — if lucky — get paid to work somewhere else within Tesla. Read more…