Elon Musk drafts in humans after robots slow down Tesla Model 3 production

Elon Musk drafts in humans after robots slow down Tesla Model 3 production

Samuel Gibbs 16/04/2018

‘Humans are underrated,’ says CEO after company failed to hit weekly production target in first quarter of 2018

Elon Musk has admitted that automation has been holding back Tesla’s Model 3 production and that humans, rather than machines, were the answer.

The electric car maker’s chief executive said that one of the reasons Tesla has struggled to reach promised production volumes was because of the company’s “excessive automation”.

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