“The last two years have been an absolute nightmare of supply chain turmoil, and it’s happening one after another. We haven’t got out of it yet,” said Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
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Tesla CEO Elon said that the latest car factories in Texas and Berlin are losing “currently billions of dollars” because supply chain disruptions are hampering their ability to increase the production of electric car giants. Musk said in an interview released Wednesday.
“Currently, both Berlin and Austin factories are huge gold kettles. Is that okay? It must be like a huge roaring sound of fire,” Musk said on May 30. He said in an interview with the recorded Tesla owner Silicon Valley.
“Berlin and Austin are currently losing billions of dollars due to their enormous cost and low production. It is our concern to have Berlin and Austin function and bring Shanghai back to the saddle altogether. Everything else is basically very small. “
Musk said the Texas factory is “lost insane money” because it struggled to increase production of cars with Tesla’s latest technology, the so-called 4680 battery. Meanwhile, the tools for building cars for traditional 2170 batteries are “stagnation in Chinese ports.”
“In the last few years, trying to keep the factory running has been very difficult, for example, the supply chain disruption seems to have been very serious,” Musk said.
“The last two years have been an absolute nightmare of supply chain turmoil, and it’s happening one after another. We haven’t got out of it yet.”
In China, the revival of Covid in recent weeks has blocked major cities such as Shanghai, where Tesla’s factories are located. Tesla plans to suspend most of its factory production in the first two weeks of July to carry out the upgrade. Reuters Reported on Wednesday.
Since the interview, Musk has announced plans to reduce Tesla’s office workers by 10% over the next three months. However, the company plans to increase the number of hourly employees.Tesla’s layoff Musk said this week it will affect about 3.5% of the total workforce...
Despite supply chain issues, Tesla is still This year we will produce 1.5 million carsMask said in April, but he warned that customers would face long wait times for their cars.