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Elon Musk has has pointed to Tesla’s paint shop as one of the areas that has slowed Model 3 production. In fact, he said in a letter to employees in June that the paint shop needed “radical improvements.”
Nearly two months later, it seems Tesla is proud enough of its paint shop to show it off. The company shared a video Wednesday of a robot spraying paint on a Model 3 in production.
Model 3 paint applicator 🐮 🤖🎨🚗 pic.twitter.com/iv3iGVx2gW
— Tesla (@Tesla) August 8, 2018
Musk has mentioned the paint shop a few times in describing the depths of Model 3 “production hell.” During his around-the-clock stays at the Tesla factory, it seems he was spending quite a bit of time in the paint shop. Perhaps, it was the lurking bossman that helped kick the shop into gear and solve the bottleneck.
In an interview last month with Bloomberg, Musk sad, “The reason people in the paint shop were working their asses off was because I was with them. I’m not in some ivory tower.”