Musk Singles Out Japan’s Renesas And Bosch Over The Chip Crisis

Musk singles out Japan’s Renesas and Bosch over the chip crisis. The CEO of Tesla points to the two for paralyzing the production of his brand.

The founder of electric vehicle maker Tesla, Elon Musk, has singled out two of the world’s largest semiconductor suppliers, Renesas and Bosh, for halting production of his brand.

“As publicly disclosed, we are operating under extreme supply chain constraints with respect to certain standard automotive chips,” Musk wrote in a tweet this Thursday picked up by. “The most problematic by far are Renesas and Bosch,” he specified.

Japan’s Renesas Electronics is hit by a fire at one of its factories earlier this year, compounding the difficulties automakers have had in obtaining the chips they need.

The German Robert Bosch opened a factory near the city of Dresden in June , which has involved an investment of 1,000 million euros, and assured that it would accelerate production in three months, starting in September.

Tesla makes cars for export in first half of quarter & for local market in second half.

As publicly disclosed, we are operating under extreme supply chain limitations regarding certain “standard” automotive chips.

Most problematic by far are Renesas & Bosch.

Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 12, 2021
On the other hand, Elon Musk has highlighted in a trip to Germany the importance of meeting the objective of starting production at the new Tesla factory located in Gruenheide, on the outskirts of Berlin, by the end of this year . This place has also been chosen by the North American company to build a battery factory.

The initial goal was to open the factory in June, but Tesla has had to delay it until the end of this year due to a number of issues, including administrative procedures, such as an environmental permit that must be drawn up by the Brandenburg state authorities.

Tesla is building what the company says will be the most advanced electric vehicle production facility in the world. It expects to manufacture about 500,000 units a year in it .

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