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A new report claims that Tesla employees worked through harsh condition and took shortcuts such as using electrical tape to patch cracks to meet Elon Musk’s Model 3 production goals.
CNBC reports that Tesla employees are claiming that they were forced to take extreme shortcuts to hit the company’s Model 3 production goals while working in an open-air “tent” factory. The employees claim that they were forced to make quick fixes to plastic housings using electrical tape and skip vehicle tests that were previously required to be completed.
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Four people who worked on the assembly line allege that supervisors told them to use electrical tape to patch cracks on plastic brackets, even providing photographs that show where the tape was applied.
Tesla alleges that some of the parts with electrical tape applied comes to them from suppliers, workers acknowledged this but stated that tape used to fix housings or brackets with cracks or to stop components from vibrating inside the scar is not the same as “factory tape.” Four others familiar with the conditions of the open-air tent factory allege that employees were forced to work through extreme heats, cold night temperatures and consistently smoky air during the wildfires in Northern California.
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Tesla told shareholders that over the course of three months ending June 30, the company produced 87,048 vehicles, including 72,531 Model 3 vehicles. Both of these productions were quarterly records with Tesla telling shareholders to expect 360,000 full-year deliveries, 250,000 of which would be Model 3 sedans.
Commenting on the working conditions of the production facility, Tesla stated: “We work hard to create a work...
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