Auto Tesla 'temporarily' shuts down Model 3 production Updated : April 17, 2018 09:52 AM IST It was the second time since February that Tesla has temporarily shut down its production line for the Model 3. Workers were expected to use vacation days or stay home without pay during the four- to five-day production pause. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.