Tesla increased second-quarter deliveries to Canada and had a significant number of vehicles in transit at the end of June, which may have reflected an effort to delay reaching the 200,000 level to "game the tax credit", Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster speculated on July 2. Musk and his team made a big bet that automation would help Telsa make more cars in a single month than it ever had before, only to have robots repeatedly fail, forcing the company to halt the entire production process to fix the problem. The milestone has been viewed as integral to CEO Elon Musk's Silicon Valley auto concern as it fights against new competition and makes a major stride into the mass market with its new sedan.
"It's like you just took all the highways away from L.A. or something", Musk told Bloomberg, adding that Tesla's workers had to scramble to manually assemble vehicle components.
"It sounds good on PowerPoint, and it was bad in reality", he said.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he slept on the floor of the company's vehicle-assembly plant in Fremont, California, because he wanted to suffer more than any other employee during the troubled production ramp-up for the Model 3 sedan, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
Chelsea part ways with Conte
Chelsea FC will be looking to at least break back into the top four next season after their disappointing campaign last term. The report claimed that Sarri will be announced as the new Chelsea manager within the next 48 hours.
Duchess of Cambridge makes surprise appearance at RAF100
The Duchess of Cambridge never bows out from re-wearing designer duds for royal outings and does so in the chicest manner. Kate is now in the middle of maternity leave for Prince Louis and hasn't yet returned to full-time royal duties.