ex-Tesla employee: «Punctured battery cells were reworked with glue and put back on the manufacturing line»

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ex-Tesla employee: «Punctured battery cells were reworked with glue and put back on the manufacturing line»

Post by thunderheart » Aug 05 2018 6:00am

Hi guys! Do you believe this?

On Tuesday, a former employee at Tesla's Gigafactory filed a countersuit against the company.
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Tripp also claims that punctured battery cells were reworked with glue and put back on the manufacturing line: "Based upon information and belief, no quality inspections were performed on these 'reworked' battery modules before they were returned to the manufacturing processing line. Mr. Tripp personally observed technicians perform this process on several battery modules."
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Tripp says he then took Tesla's team to an area where nonconforming battery parts were lying about. Some of those batteries were destined for rework, and he explained his fears about hurriedly reworked batteries going into "thermal runaway," a condition in which an overheating battery begins to destroy itself.
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Tripp also alleges that Tesla consistently reused battery parts that had been discarded as waste. His filing says he "was even told by one colleague that the colleague, after seeing damaged products being reused, intentionally further damaged the parts to prevent them from being used in a Model 3."

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-m ... uit-2018-7
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