Last month Tesla had hoped to produce at least 1,500 Tesla Model 3 sedans, but when the books closed for September, it was revealed that Tesla only managed to build 260 units. When the news broke, it provide fuel for critics that have been skeptical about Tesla’s ambitious goals for the Model 3.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now followed up the report stating that the automaker is “deep in production hell” as it tries to remove the production bottlenecks that are slowing down Model 3 production. Tesla has also decided to push back the debut of the electric Tesla Semi truck until November 16 so that it can focus on the Model 3.
Tesla hasn’t revealed all the bottlenecks, but according to The Wall Street Journal, some of the Model 3’s are being made by hand, which is obviously causing production delays.
Elon Musk also revealed that the automaker is diverting some of its resources to help Puerto Rico. Tesla has been increasing its battery production to help the residents of Puerto Rico that are currently living without electricity due to the recent hurricane.