Tesla recently announced on that it has successfully completed its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of June. However, foreign media reported that in a report submitted to the SEC, Tesla disclosed that its senior vice president and chief automotive engineer Doung Field had left the company on June 27.
Doug Field is the #3 person in Tesla’s technology field (#1 in the automotive field), second only to Chief Technology Officer (CTO) JB Straubel and Chief Engineer Elon Musk.
Prior to joining Tesla in 2013, he held senior positions at Segway and Apple (Vice President of Hardware Engineering).
Before Elon Musk took over the production management of Model 3 earlier this year, the project was led by Doug Field. At the time, Musk said that Doug’s energy will be fully invested in car research and development.
After few weeks, Doug said goodbye to the company, but Tesla responded at the time that he did not resign, but he was on vacation with his family.
This kind of ‘process’ is very common in European and American companies. Sure enough, Doug finally changed from vacation to a complete rest. At the same time, the Wall Street Journal said that Doug Field’s departure was a farewell to Tesla.
As a result, Doug became the second executive to leave Tesla within a week, the former one is Chief Information Officer Gary Clark.
In addition to this, Tesla also announced on Monday that the total number of Model 3 produced in the second quarter was 28,878, surpassing the number of Model S+X for the first time.
Recently, In the current season, Tesla delivered only 18,440 vehicles, meaning that more than 10,000 vehicles were not delivered to consumers.