Elon Musk Considers Production of Model 3 His “Most Critical” Job


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Electric carmaker Tesla is reorganizing its leadership after missing the first-quarter production targets of Model 3. This time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will take charge of the production, claims CNBC.

Tesla’s spokesperson said that the production of Model 3 is their highest priority. That is why Musk will reportedly take the direct control of the production of Model 3 from former Apple exec Doug Field. In a Twitter post, Musk said that he regards Field as one of the world’s most talented engineering exec and that Field will be focusing on vehicle engineering. “My job as a CEO is to focus on what’s most critical,” he continued.

In July 2017, Musk said that Tesla will probably be producing 20,000 Model S3s every month starting December, but Tesla downgraded the projection to 2,500 each week. 

Tesla has been facing a series of bad news in the past weeks. On Thursday, they announced to voluntary recall 123,000 Model S3 cars because of a problem in the power steering component. In its email to customers, it said that they have seen an excessive corrosion in the power steering bolts, making it harder to drive at slow speeds although it does not materially affect high-speed controls of the vehicle.