Current and former Tesla employees said that due to the increase in the number of Model 3 cars produced, they did not have time to address the shortcomings.
As a result, bolts and nuts were not tightened on some machines , and insulating tape was used to fix cracks in the plastic parts .
Such situations were not uncommon in the GA4 workshop, which was specially built for the production of Model 3. Unlike other production facilities, the assembly in GA4 is not fully automated, so many people work there.
Tesla employees said that they could not stop the assembly line because of discontent of the authorities.
They prefer to continue driving cars rather than stopping the line and exploring a bottleneck in production.
The workshop itself is a giant tent. It is very hot during the day and cold at night. In addition, indoors you can find insects and mice .
During rain, the roof of the workshop leaks and small puddles appear. At night, employees use heaters to keep warm.
Tesla denies all allegations, calling them jokes.
Specialized inspection teams monitor each vehicle on the assembly line and each vehicle passes additional quality control. And all this happens before the machine leaves the factory and is delivered to the customer. This applies to all premises in the factory, including the GA4 workshop.
We are working hard to create a safe, fair and fun working environment, and it is incredibly important for us that employees look forward to coming to work every day. In fact, we have a large number of employees who want to work in GA4, based on stories from their colleagues.
A CNBC article came out a few weeks after Tesla set a new auto record. In the second quarter of 2019, the company produced 87,048 vehicles. [ CNBC ]