This news comes as no surprise given Tesla's woes of late, withthan anticipated, , slipping stock prices and a recent .
Field is being reassigned to the vehicle design team, according to Musk, where Musk says his talents would be better put to use. Field has been instrumental in his work at Tesla since coming on board in 2013.
Currently, based on estimates, Model 3 production is around 20 percent below what it should be based on goals outlined during the most recent quarterly earnings call. The hope was that a new manufacturing line at Gigafactory 1 in Nevada would remove one of the production bottlenecks keeping the Model 3 from being produced at scale.
In addition to delays in manufacturing, some owners who have received their Model 3s have been less than enthused with the quality of components and the fit of body panels. These issues too will likely have to be addressed sooner, rather than later.
Tesla representatives could not be reached for comment.