Tesla tells Cybertruck workers that shifts will be shorter at Austin’s Gigafactory

Tesla tells Cybertruck workers that shifts will be shorter at Austin’s Gigafactory

  • Tesla sent out an internal memo to Cybertruck employees recently.
  • The memo describes short hours at Austin’s Gigafactory.
  • The new schedule follows Tesla’s year-over-year sales decline since 2020.

Tesla he told the working staff Cybertruck that changes will be short on the production line at the Austin Gigafactory, according to internal messages seen by Business Insider.

Previously, workers worked 12-hour shifts from 6 am to 6 pm and 6 pm to 6 am. They will now do an 11-hour shift during the day and a 10.5-hour shift at night – from 6 am to 5 pm and 6 pm to 4:30 am – the memo said.

The new schedule was filed internally on Thursday and will begin Monday, according to the memo.

It is unclear if Tesla is implementing the new schedule on other production lines, or in other factories. Tesla makes the Cybertruck at Austin’s Gigafactory, but it also makes its Model Y there and is working on its next-generation vehicle there.

Other employees at other Teslas industries in Sparks, Nevada, and Fremont, California, told BI they were still scheduled for full 12-hour shifts. electric car The manufacturer usually works three to four days a week.

A Tesla spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tesla has begun to feel the effects of reduce demand for EVs. Earlier this month, the company’s first-quarter delivery numbers fell well short of Wall Street expectations. The company saw his the first year-over-year decline for the quarter in shipping since 2020.

On Saturday, some Tesla employees told BI they were worried about it big layoffs which could come as soon as this weekend.

It is not known how many Cybertrucks Tesla has delivered so far. Time Tesla’s latest earnings call in January, Elon Musk said the Cybertruck was about to go on sale by 2024.

“This is a production constraint situation, not a demand situation,” Musk said at the time.

Tesla released the Cybertruck in November. The company’s Austin plant is handling the production of the vehicle, which Musk has said requires high precision due to the truck’s sharp lines.

Before the launch of the car, Musk warned that Tesla had it “digging one’s own grave” and Cybertruck and that it will take years to increase production. Tesla aims to produce 250,000 Cybertrucks per year by 2025, according to Musk.

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