Tesla Has 42,000 Employees Worldwide, How Many in China?

Source: Reuters, Economic Times

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc has 42,000 employees globally and 3,200 staff in China, its chairwoman Robyn Denholm said on Tuesday.

Denholm was speaking on the sidelines of a week-long import expo in Shanghai, where Tesla has started trial production at its $2 billion factory as it races to reach an ambitious target of an annualized production rate of 500,000 vehicles by end-2019.

Meanwhile, the electric vehicle (EV) maker is under scrutiny over battery and security issues after at least two dozen complaints were filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), including a Chicago consumer who said his 2014 Tesla lost about 30 miles of range after a software update last May.