Federal investigators will examine not does Tesla misled investors when discussing the goals of electromobility Model 3, according to The Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the journal reports that the investigation is in full swing and the FBI are turning to former employees of Tesla with a request to testify in a criminal case. Some former employees were subpoenaed. A government investigation is said to have begun in early 2017, when Tesla first began to publish forecasts on the production Model 3.
Considering the public statements of the company on the production Model 3 built on the actually number of cars. Recently, the company for the first time in two years went into profit, putting an end to what Tesla CEO Elon Musk called “production hell.”
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In early 2017 Musk outlined an aggressive production plan Model 3, predicting that by December 2017, the company will produce 20,000 cars per month. “It looks like we will be able to reach the level of production of 20,000 Model 3 by December,” he wrote in July, a few days before the start of the build Model 3. But delays and miscalculations led to the fact that in 2017, it was built only 2700 Model 3. The company entered the production of 5000 Model 3 a week in June 2018, but recently the rate has again declined.
“The philosophy of Tesla has always been to establish realizable goals and not cats in a bag, unrealistic goals that we never would have reached. While Tesla has been criticized, stopping in the goal, we should not forget that Tesla has achieved many goals when it doubted. We are extremely proud of the efforts of the whole company to overcome the complex barriers and increasing volume production,” said a company representative.
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