【特斯拉削减3000多个工作岗位,因为汽车“仍然太贵”】

【特斯拉削减3000多个工作岗位,因为汽车仍然太贵特斯拉的创始人Elon Musk说,这是最具挑战性和最成功的一年,裁员3000多人,占其员工总数的7%。马斯克说:“虽然我们取得了很大的进步,但我们的产品对大多数人来说仍然过于昂贵。该公司因仅提供模型3最昂贵的定制而受到批评,因此需要在更便宜的变体上取得进展。他说,最实惠的车型仍然是44,000美元。”

 

Tesla to cut more than 3,000 jobs because cars 'still too expensive'

Elon Musk says he has no choice but to reduce electric car manufacturer’s headcount

A Tesla Model 3 on display in China
Elon Musk says Tesla, which has been criticised for only offering the priciest customisations of the Model 3, needs to make progress towards cheaper variants. Photograph: China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Tesla is cutting more than 3,000 jobs, or 7% of its workforce, after experiencing a year its founder, Elon Musk, said was both its most challenging and most successful.

The chief executive of the electric car manufacturer told staff on Friday that “the road ahead is very difficult” because its products were not yet affordable for most people and it was up against a big incumbent industry.

The California-based company had a torrid 2018 as it struggled through production problems with its mass market” Model 3 carand had to pay out $40m over tweetsMusk made about taking the firm into private ownership.

Musk said it had also been a good year because Teslahad sold almost as many cars in 2018 as it had in its entire history and the firm had made its first profit.

However, he said he had no choice but to reduce its global headcount by 7% as the company had grown by nearly a third last year, which was “more than we can support”. The company has not published its precise headcount but Musk gave a figure of 45,000 in October, implying 3,150 job losses.

In a company update, Musk said: “While we have made great progress, our products are still too expensive for most people. Tesla has only been producing cars for about a decade and we’re up against massive, entrenched competitors.

“The net effect is that Tesla must work much harder than other manufacturers to survive while building affordable, sustainable products.”

Musk added that the cuts would fall at a time when the firm also needed to ramp up the speed with which it is building the Model 3.

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In an apparent nod to reports about overworked staff at the company’s plants, he wrote: “There are many companies that can offer a better work-life balance because they are larger and more mature or in industries that are not so voraciously competitive.”

He said the company, which has been criticised for only offering the priciest customisations of the Model 3, needed to make progress towards cheaper variants. The most affordable version of the car was still $44,000, he said.

Tesla will make a “tiny profit” for the fourth quarter of 2018, he said, suggesting it will be lower than the $312m profit in made in the third quarter.

The latest round of job cuts come on the back of the company cutting 9% of its workforce last summer.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/18/tesla-to-cut-more-than-3000-jobs-because-cars-still-too-expensive-elon-musk


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