Tesla Workers Allegedly Walked Through Sewage To Meet Production Goals

Tesla Workers Allegedly Walked Through Sewage To Meet Production Goals

Tesla Workers Allegedly Walked Through Sewage To Meet Production Goals

Before long, any number of production hurdles rose to the surface, ultimately prompting Tesla to push back its 5,000 units per week goal by six months.

Musk had hoped to make vehicle production faster and less expensive by significantly increasing the amount of automation Tesla used in its factories.

In typical fashion, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was beyond optimistic about the company's ability to ramp up Model 3 production.

It's never been a secret that the Model 3 has always been the lynchpin in Tesla's plan to fundamentally shake up the auto industry and kick the EV revolution into high gear.

Tripp responded to the charges by saying that he was a whistleblower who had seen "some really scary things" at Tesla, such as falsified production numbers and damaged batteries installed inside vehicles. "They will have to get capital", said an analyst in a Bloomberg Television interview.

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And its announcement said nothing about how it will pay for the venture. A report from Bloomberg Businessweek claims workers at Tesla's Fremont, California, plant are overworked and, at one point, were asked to walk through raw sewage on the job. Musk said at the time the job cuts would not affect an ambitious build-out program of its Model 3 sedan that has been closely monitored by Wall Street. Yeah, I've been sleeping on the factory floor, not because I think that's a fun place to sleep.

The Bloomberg Businessweek report adds that workers were also provided with free Red Bull so they could power through the harsh conditions associated with the Model 3 production. China already is Tesla's No. 2 market after the United States.

"Tesla is deeply committed to the Chinese market, and we look forward to building even more cars for our customers here", the company said in its emailed statement.

Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said June 5 that the lower-priced version will probably start being sold around the end of this year. But if the company fails to fix its issues, the public may finally begin to pressure Tesla through boycott, and competition will easily take over the electric auto market, especially now that Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler, and others have plans to drop new electric cars soon.

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