The troublesome Tesla Model 3 is on hold, as the company tries to correct what company founder Elon Musk has said was “over-automation.”
“Humans are under-rated,” Musk said on Twitter earlier this week.
BuzzFeed reported Tuesday that production on the company’s first mid-priced, mass-produced electric car would pause for four or five days, and quoted a company spokesperson saying the reboot would allow the company to “improve automation.
Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2018
Musk told CBS this past week that the company is going through a period of “production hell,” and that he is “definitely under stress.
“We got complacent about some of the things that we felt were our core technology….We put too much new technology into the Model 3 all at once,” Musk said in the CBS report. “This — this should have been staged.”
It’s the second shut down in three months for the troubled model.
The troubles in mass producing the car are particularly disappointing for the company because of the high marks it has gotten for the design of the car, which just last month was named 2018 Car of the Year by Popular Mechanics.