Tesla Idles Plant to Prep for Model X Production

Tesla Idles Plant to Prep for Model X Production

Tesla is gearing up to produce its next model.

The company has halted production as its assembly plant in California for the first time in order to retool and get ready to produce its upcoming Model X crossover. In addition, the revamp will help speed up Model S output. Production at the plant will resume August 4, with a goal of boosting Model S production by 25 percent.

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Upgrades to the plant include modifications to the factory’s body and general assembly lines and will cost about $100 million, according to Tesla spokesman Simon Sproule. Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk proclaimed that he wants the American automaker to deliver 35,000 Model S to customers in 2014, about a 56-percent increase compared to 2013.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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