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Build fast, fix later: Speed hurts quality at Tesla, some workers say

The luxury cars regularly require fixes before they can leave the factory, according to the workers

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Reuters  |  San Francisco 

After Tesla's Model S sedans and Model X SUVs roll off the company's Fremont, California assembly line, the electric vehicles usually make another stop - for repairs, nine current and former employees have told Reuters. The luxury cars regularly require fixes before they can leave the factory, according to the workers. Quality checks have routinely revealed defects in more than 90 percent of Model S and Model X vehicles inspected after assembly, these individuals said, citing figures from Tesla's internal tracking system as recently as October. Some of these people told ...

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First Published: Wed, November 29 2017. 12:26 IST
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