Tesla Recalls 14 Thousand Sold in China Electric Cars
OREANDA-NEWS American manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla withdrew from the Chinese market 14 123 cars due to problems with airbags. This is reported by Channel New Asia with reference to the state administration for market surveillance of China.
According to the channel, Tesla announced the recall of model S cars sold in the period from February 4, 2014 to December 9, 2016. The pillows of these machines contain gas generators produced by the Japanese company Takata, which went bankrupt in 2017.
So, according to management, details were created on the basis of ammonium nitrate without dryer, because of what there is a high risk that they will break into pieces and cause injury to passengers and the driver of the car. Takata went bankrupt after it became aware of a number of deaths due to defects in the airbags of their production.
Tesla intends to replace all the airbags of their cars, the company said.
In addition, the manufacturer of electric vehicles Tesla has decided to reduce 7%, or approximately 3,400 permanent employees, said today CEO Elon Musk in a letter to employees. This is part of the company's strategy to reduce costs during the deployment of large-scale production of mass electric Tesla Model 3.
In the letter, Musk called 2018, "the most difficult but also the most successful" in the history of Tesla, but acknowledged that the company was left with no choice but to cuts to be able to sell the Model 3 in the middle of a complete set for $35 000. "Despite the great progress, our products are still not available to most people," he said. However, the founder of the company reminded that in 2018 Tesla increased its workforce by 30%.