Tesla will discontinue the Model S and SUV Model X at its factory in Tilburg. The carmaker confirms this after NU.nl’s earlier reports. Both car models were upgraded at the end of January, as a result of which the production process would have been changed to make it no longer possible to combine cars in the Netherlands. This has put nearly a hundred jobs at risk in Tilburg.
Another place within the company is looking for those employees. Tesla employs more than 1,500 people in the Netherlands.
The union FNV is already in talks with a US company over a community project. “There’s still a big gap between wanting to watch FNV and putting it on the Tesla desk at this point,” a spokesman said. “They are at a legal minimum with a small surcharge of 1500 euros.”
As for the union, it is not yet clear when the assembly will be adjourned in Tilburg.
The Assembly Hall for Electric Cars opened in 2015 in the presence of CEO Elon Musk. “Because transportation from California to the Netherlands is expensive and harmful to the environment,” it makes sense to produce where needed.
In Tilburg, Tesla is the driving force and the most important part: the battery. They are then tested in detail, riding on the test track of the building.