Tesla says will cut 9% of staff; layoffs won’t affect Model 3 production

New York (AFP) – Electric-carmaker Tesla Motors announced Tuesday it cut nine percent of its workforce to enhance profitability, but said the move would not affect an ambitious production ramp-up of its Model 3 sedan.

The job cuts are part of a company-wide restructuring to address excess staff in some areas due to the company’s speedy growth, Tesla chief Elon Musk said in an email to employees. 

The cuts affect salaried staff but do not touch production workers and will not affect Model 3 output targets, the company said.