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Production issues Tesla also apply to "solar roof"

IXBT.com fresh news all the sections together 08.08.2018 at 13:32

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About the difficulties faced by Tesla is trying to ramp up EV production Model 3, it is written much. According to news reports, the same production problems also relate to the "solar roof" Solar Roof.

Recall the solar panels in the form of materials for the cladding of the roofs was presented in 2016, and in may last year, the manufacturer began accepting pre-orders.

However, it is now known that the production is delayed due to problems on the Assembly line, and also due to the fact that the Executive Director of Ilon Musk (Elon Musk) is not always satisfied with the aesthetic qualities of the resulting products. About it to Agency Reuters has learned from former and current employees of the company.

a Specific number of sources is not given, but the delay gives an indication of the fact that the Panasonic, Tesla to produce photovoltaic cells for Solar Roof eventually was forced to seek other buyers.

However, Tesla claims that still relies on cooperation with a Japanese company, and promises to start volume shipments. It is unclear, however, when it happens. During the quarterly press conference Musk said that "hundreds" of homes already have solar roofs. Meanwhile, according to official statistics, in California there are only 12 systems Tesla Solar Roof.

the Company received huge state support of the project, including $ 350 million for plant construction, $ 275 million — for the purchase of equipment and $ 125 million in extra costs. In exchange, the manufacturer has pledged to create 1460 jobs and invest over 10 years $ 5 billion. While only employed about 600 people. Given the production problems, some officials Express doubts that Tesla will meet their obligations. In case of failure of the company to pay liquidated damages in the amount of 41.2 million dollars a year.

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