May 12, 2018 / 1:02 AM / 4 months ago

Tesla engineering head, Doug Field, takes break from company

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc Senior Vice President of Engineering Doug Field is taking a break from work but is not leaving the company, a Tesla spokesman confirmed to Reuters.

A charging station for electric-powered Tesla cars is seen in Melide near Lugano, Switzerland May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

“Doug is just taking some time off to recharge and spend time with his family. He has not left Tesla,” the spokesman said on Friday.

Bloomberg had earlier reported that Field was taking a break from the electric car maker.

In April, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet that he had asked Field to manage the company’s engineering and production while Musk focused more time on Model 3 production.

Reporting by Mekhla Raina and Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru

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