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Tesla Just Took A Major Risk To Make Sure The Model 3 Is On Time

By Brian Spaen

Tesla's Model 3 has done a lot to defy traditional manufacturing of a car. The company has ramped up production significantly to try and meet high demand at an attractable price. In order to avoid any pauses in the process, it will be alternating its production to skip a crucial step that could make or break the new electric car.

Production of the Model 3 won't be going through a "soft tooling" or "beta tooling" process that's typically used to create an early model of the product. This strategy is a way to make sure that all the expensive parts will work in the vehicle when they replace what's in the prototype. Telsa CEO Elon Musk revealed in a conference call to investors that they will be phasing out "beta" in favor of using enhanced software to create the cars. Details were found in notes of the conference call posted on Reddit.