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Report: Tesla's head of production departs

Peter Hochholdinger had been poached from Audi in 2016 to help Tesla build 500K vehicles annually.

Tesla has reportedly lost its head of production, Peter Hochholdinger, as the company pushes for a record quarter in terms of vehicle deliveries.

Hochholdinger had been poached from Audi in 2016 as Tesla worked to keep the Model 3 launch on target and aimed to achieve output of 500,000 vehicles annually by 2018.

Unnamed sources now tell Electrek the executive is no longer listed on the Tesla employee directory, though his LinkedIn profile still shows his responsibilities in charge of production operations at the company's Fremont and Lathrop, California, facilities and its Tilburg plant in the Netherlands.

The automaker has experienced several executive departures in its production leadership teams as output volume appears to have plateaued after peaking in the last quarter of 2018.

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