26 Jul '16, 4am

Tesla Scrambles To Finish ‘Gigafactory’ to Meet Model 3 Launch Date https://t.co/VemuPPevWm

Tesla Motors has yet to deliver its electric vehicles on schedule and has struggled to build them. Now the California auto manufacturer is reportedly behind the proverbial eight ball again In a recent interview with the New York Times , Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is scrambling to finish the $5 billion gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada in time for the $35,000 Model 3 debut in late 2017. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal , Tesla has doubled the construction workers to 1,000 who work seven days a week on two shifts in an effort to start rolling out lithium-ion cells by late 2016. “We have to be ready with cell and pack production well ahead of vehicle production,” JB Straubel, Tesla’s chief technical officer and co-founder, told the Journal. “We’re accelerating our construction plans and accelerating our planned ramp up of cell production.” SEE ALSO: Work...

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