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Tesla fires hundreds of employees after annual performance reviews

Though Tesla cited performance as the reason for the firings, the source said he was fired in spite of never having been given a bad review

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Tesla said earlier in the month that “production bottlenecks” had left Tesla behind its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 mass-market sedan. (Photo: Reuters)

Luxury electric vehicle maker Inc fired about 400 this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, a former employee told Reuters on Friday.

The dismissals were a result of a company-wide annual review, said in an emailed statement, without confirming the number of leaving the company.

"It's about 400 people ranging from associates to team leaders to supervisors. We don't know how high up it went," said the former employee, who worked on the assembly line and did not want to be identified.

Though cited performance as the reason for the firings, the source told Reuters he was fired in spite of never having been given a bad review.

The Palo Alto, a California-based company said earlier in the month that "production bottlenecks" had left behind its planned ramp-up for the new Model 3 mass-market sedan.

The company delivered 220 Model 3 sedans and produced 260 during the third quarter. In July, it began production of the Model 3, which starts at $35,000 - half the starting price of the

Mercury had earlier reported about the firing of hundreds of by in the past week. 

First Published: Sun, October 15 2017. 00:59 IST
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