Facing a world scarcity of semiconductor chips and different supply-chain disruptions, different automakers in Europe are providing pared-down choices for automobiles so prospects can get their new automobiles rapidly.
Renault is providing “fast track” supply for its Arkana crossover to prospects who select black, pearl-white or grey.
Output at Tesla’s German plant will take a deliberate 12-day break beginning this week to optimize manufacturing in the course of the Berlin summer time trip.
Part of the manufacturing unit’s overhaul will embody making certain automobile our bodies solely spend 45 seconds at every manufacturing station, as an alternative of the present 90 seconds.
Following the overhaul, the automaker’s first European plant will restart with a three-shift operation. This additionally applies to the paint store, the place business sources have mentioned there have been issues since manufacturing started in March.
The automaker’s quarterly gross sales figures confirmed demand was depressed by a lockdown in Shanghai to fight COVID-19.
The firm delivered 254,695 autos from April to June, in contrast with round 310,000 within the first quarter, though Tesla constantly elevated its deliveries from quarter to quarter.
According to analysts, the brand new factories in Texas and Gruenheide solely contributed about 6,000 automobiles to general manufacturing.
Tesla has mentioned it desires to provide 500,000 automobiles a yr in Gruenheide.