Workers Describe Chaos Of Panasonic's Battery Operation Inside Tesla's Gigafactory
Current and former employees at Panasonic's battery making operation inside Tesla's Gigafactory aren't happy with the way things are going there at all.
Tesla and Panasonic share the massive Gigafactory manufacturing plant outside Reno, Nevada.
Panasonic makes cells for Tesla's cars and, at the Gigafactory Tesla, turns the cells into batteries for the carmaker's new Model 3 sedan.
Tesla also makes the drive units for the Model 3 there.
According to Business Insider, former and current workers who spoke on condition of anonymity say that it's a chaotic environment where standard operating procedures often go ignored and half a million pieces of scrap are generated every day.
A review of internal documents also revealed an oil spill that sent workers hunting through millions of battery cells for weeks, to find potentially contaminated products.