Tesla Joins Automakers Temporarily Decreasing Production Due to Semiconductor Shortage
Tesla Inc. the American electric vehicle company, has joined other U.S. automobile makers in slowing down production due to the semiconductor chip shortage hitting countries globally.
While this cut back on production isn’t for every model, the Model 3, which debuted in 2017, has seen production drops in the last few weeks. A production plant in Fremont, CA, is expected to halt production for a few weeks between February 22nd to March 7th.
Tesla aims to have production back to full speed in early March if the chip shortage starts lessening over the next few weeks. “Tesla has said capacity issues at ports and semiconductor shortages are affecting its supply chain. Chief Finance Officer Zach Kirkhorn said on an earnings call last month the company is working to manage the disruptions, saying they “may have a temporary impact.” according to Bloomberg.