Enron Time? Tesla Suddenly Shuts Down Model 3 Line

Just days after Elon Musk gave a softball interview to “CBS This Morning” explaining Tesla’s efforts to boost Model 3 production to Musk’s target of 2,000 a week (down from the 5,000 a week he had initially promised), Buzzfeed News is reporting that the company is temporarily shutting down production of its Model 3 sedan to “improve automation.”

Of course, this comes after Musk famously claimed Tesla was relying too heavily on robots to run its assembly line (a sentiment he echoed in his CBS interview) – and that this was at the root of the company’s “production hell”.