After laying a roller coaster year in 2018, Tesla is starting in 2019 with a real cut.
Last year, the US electric car manufacturer had major problems getting started the mass production of its new Model 3. The first half of the year they were far from coping with the production targets. But then it finally loosened – and the cars began to roll out of the California factory at high speed.
It is also incredibly important for Tesla. They received several hundred thousand reservations when Model 3 was first presented. If many of them have to wait a long time for their cars, Tesla runs the risk of canceling and buying something else instead.
– No other way to do it
At the same time as they focus on increasing the production of Model 3, Tesla must also take steps to reduce their costs.
Industry website Automotive News now tells that Tesla chief executive Elon Musk in a letter to the employees has stated that they must cut the number of posts. There should be talk of seven percent of the workforce, which corresponds to over 3,000 employees.
– Tesla must take these cuts while we increase the production of Model 3 and make improvements to the processes. There are no other ways to do it, wrote Musk.