Pon to the portal Business Insider, which cites internal company documents, the staff of the factory in Fremont (California) to stop carrying out standard tests of brake systems of electric vehicles Model 3 was given on June 26.
At the same time, the Tesla representative Dave Arnold said that despite the cancellation of the test, each car goes through “rigorous quality control”, including the brake test.
However, according to experts, which refers to the publication, the inspection of the brake system is critical to ensure the safety of the driver, and this test is performed on all plants of the companies-manufacturers.
Recall that Tesla began to build the electric cars Model 3 in July 2017, but for a long time could not reach the planned production volumes. Only in early July was reached the promised production level of five thousand electric cars per week — a number of machines were going to produce by the end of 2017, and in 2018 to increase production to 10,000 copies weekly.
Each of our model is tested on our track, where we check the brakes, torque, noises and squeaks when slipping. There are no exceptions
The failure of the planned production volumes caused the drop in the value of shares of Tesla and a record net loss of 710 million dollars in the first quarter of 2018. In order to reach the break-even level Elon Musk recently announced reductions of approximately 9% (over 4,000 employees).
The price of electric cars, which is a budget version of a more expensive Model S, starts from 35 thousand dollars. In the basic configuration the car can travel without recharging of about 350 kilometers.
Tesla filed a lawsuit against the employee for sabotage and espionage