Tesla again shuts down Model 3 production line to fix more bottlenecks

Palo Alto-based Tesla this week temporarily shut down its Model 3 production lines in Fremont and Sparks, Nevada, and sent assembly workers home, saying they needed time to fix bottlenecks in the process, BuzzFeed reports, citing sources inside the company.

“Our Model 3 production plan includes periods of planned downtime,” Tesla told reporters in a statement. “These periods are used to improve automation and systematically address bottlenecks in order to increase production rates. This is…