Tesla says top vehicle engineer Doug Field is 'taking time off' amid Model 3 production woes
Tesla's senior vice president of engineering, Doug Field, is leaving the company for what the auto maker is characterizing as a leave of absence. Late Friday, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg reported that Field wasstepping back from his duties at Tesla, amid ongoing production problems with its Model 3 sedan. A Tesla spokesperson told CNBC that "Doug is just taking some time off to recharge and spend time with his family. He has not left Tesla."