Elon Musk takes charge of Tesla's Model 3 production unit

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Elon Musk to take charge of Tesla's Model 3 production unit

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken charge of its flagship electric sedan- Model 3's production unit. The CEO has pushed aside former Apple executive Doug Field, according to a report from The Information. Field, Tesla's senior vice president of engineering, will instead be focusing on vehicle engineering only.


Elon Musk, in a Twitter exchange, said he is “back to sleeping at the factory” while trying to fix production delays with the Model 3 electric car. It’s a move reminiscent of Tesla’s last vehicle launch—the Model X—when Musk famously kept a sleeping bag near the production line so he could immediately address any hiccups.

The leadership shakeup comes as Tesla’s stock is getting hammered over the production troubles and following the crash of a Model X, in which the driver died while using the company’s “Autopilot” feature.

Tesla is under enormous pressure to build the Model 3 fast enough to meet customer demand—and to bring in revenue to offset billions of dollars spent preparing for its rollout.

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