Tesla tells employees Model S and X production will shut down for 18 days

Tesla tells employees Model S and X production will shut down for 18 days

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Kuka robots work on Tesla Model X in the Tesla factory in Fremont, California, on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Tesla informed employees in its Fremont, California, factory on Friday that its Model S and Model X electric vehicle production lines will close from December 24th to January 11th, according to an email seen by CNBC.Representatives chipping away at those lines were offered an entire seven day stretch of pay to cover one of the over about fourteen days of the closure, alongside a couple of paid occasions. They were approached to take 5 impromptu and unpaid vacation days, yet have the choice to attempt to look for some kind of employment in different regions of the industrial facility during those days.

They were likewise urged to “volunteer” to help make electric vehicle conveyances to clients during the shut down.

In a different email shipped off the whole organization on Friday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk noticed that the organization is “lucky to have the high-class issue of interest being significantly higher than creation this quarter” and requested representatives to build creation however much as could be expected during the remainder of the quarter.

The closure of the S and X lines recommends that the popularity doesn’t stretch out to these more seasoned models. It’s not satisfactory what Tesla means to do with its Model S and X lines during the occasion closure. The organization didn’t promptly react to a solicitation for input.

The organization has been battling with a review in China, and security test by NHTSA, and guarantee extension covering a portion of its top of the line Model S cars, and its extravagance SUV with hawk wing entryways, the Model X, this year.

Conveyances of these vehicles added up to 15,200 in the second from last quarter of 2020, as per the organization’s vehicle creation and conveyances report from the period finishing September 30 speaking to around 11% of vehicle conveyances during the quarter.

At a yearly investor meeting and battery day speculator introduction recently, chiefs said that the since quite a while ago foreseen Tesla Model S Plaid would begin conveyances in late 2021.

Here’s what the e-mail to production employees working on the Model S and Model X SUV said (as transcribed by CNBC):

Subject: S/X Holiday Shutdown

Hi Team,

The SX lines will be shut down for the holidays starting Dec. 24th and returning Jan. 11th.

We would like you to take the opportunity to refresh or spend time with your family, so Tesla will be giving you a full week pay for the week of Jan. 4th. There will also be limited paid opportunities for you to support other shops or volunteer for deliveries during some of this time.

Dec. 23rd – last day of work before shutdown

Dec. 24th-25th – Paid holidays*

Dec. 28th-30th – Unpaid time off (may use PTO**), support deliveries or other shops.

Dec. 31st-Jan. 1st – Paid Holiday*

Jan. 4th – 8th – Paid time off (40 hours)

Jan. 11th – return to work

If you would like to volunteer for deliveries for Dec. 26th — Dec. 31st, or support other shops from Dec. 28th – Dec. 30th, please use the survey below to let us know your preference. We will do our best to accommodate your requests, but preferences are not guaranteed and will be granted on a first come first serve basis.

Here’s the separate email from Musk to all employees (as transcribed by CNBC):

Subject: Vehicle Production

We are fortunate to have the high class problem of demand being quite a bit higher than production this quarter.

To ensure that we have the best possible customer outcome and earn the trust of the customers and investors who have placed their faith and hard-earned money with us, we need to increase production for the remainder of the quarter as much as possible.

I would only send this note if it really mattered.

Super appreciated,

Elon

Btw, please send me a note directly if you see ways to improve output, but feel that your voice is not being heard.

Credit: CNBC

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