Jul 3, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Tesla dropped one standard brake test on Model 3s

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images

Tesla CEO Elon Musk "appears to have asked" Tesla engineers to let the company's Model 3 autos leave the California factory without receiving a previously required type of brake testing, according to Business Insider.

Why it matters: Musk and Tesla were racing to meet a Q2 production goal of 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans a week by the end of June. The company has been taking aggressive measures to meet the target.

What happened: The test, called the “brake-and-roll,” ensures a car is correctly aligned in its final stages, and is standard in the industry, per the article.

Tesla told BI its cars go through "rigorous quality checks," including brake tests.

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