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  1. MichaelP90DL

    Apparently Ford will pass on building a battery factory....

    From Teslarati, by Joey Klender: Tesla’s battery strategy will not be adopted by legacy automotive company Ford, because Jim Hackett, the company’s CEO, says there is “no advantage” in migrating capital into owning a cell manufacturing facility. During Ford’s Q2 2020 Earnings Call in late...
  2. Brando

    Model 3 - Sandy Munro discovery of continuous improving Tesla 3

    Interesting to see Sandy Munro evolving views of Tesla Model 3. April 2018 #417 - about half way through detailed examination/take apart of (2) Model 3 [2017 Q3 vehicles?] Dec 2018 #444 - Henry Payne, (The Detroit News) buys early Model 3 single motor Long Range battery. A Hardcore...
  3. Brando

    Manufacturing Integration: Dan Grieshaber, Director, GM

    Technology That Is Changing the Factory Floor - Autoline This Week 2234 Dan Grieshaber, Global Director Manufacturing Integration, General Motors October 2018
  4. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    We welcome with open clear skies and calm waters the return of SpaceX Dragon. The spacecraft expected to reenter earth's atmosphere five hours after detaching from the International Space Station around 8:23AM EST. Anticipated splashdown off the coast of California somewhere south southwest of...
  5. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    Tesla announces its plans to establish a factory in Shanghai. Further strengthening China as an electric car maker. When I saw a buzz meet on YouTube questions being fielded to CEO Elon Musk included production for China. Got me excited about FINALLY American manufactured goods being exported...
  6. A

    Novel Idea to Ease Angst of Waiting

    So I'm thinking about once that deposit's on the ledger and, of course, the wait. Flashback to that Discovery Channel, Overhaulin, show that turns hunks of classic junk into restoration masterpieces on wheels. How awesome would it be to give as like a receipt or promissory note the sketch or...
  7. igotzzoom

    Think I've figured out when I'm going to get my Model 3.

    I think I now have a better idea of when I'm going to get my Model 3. By my calculations, it will probably be around February of next year. I'm going by the stated production targets of 1,000 units a week starting in July, ramping up to 5,000 a week by the end of 2017. I erred somewhat on the...
  8. T

    Production Build Time Frame - 1 day?

    Just out of curiosity, has Tesla done something to speed up the time frame to build a Model S? According to MyTesla, it took all of 1 day to complete - it's now at "built and in transit from the factory". Yesterday it just started the build. Last year it took about 4-5 days to build it. Is this...
  9. igotzzoom

    Will 3/31/17 be the production Model 3 reveal?

    I'm thinking March 31, 2017, exactly one year after the initial reveal of the Model 3, will be a momentous occasion of some sort. I'm guessing it's going to be the reveal of the production model. I've added a poll for some of the possible changes from the model shown on 3/31/16. What do you...
  10. Bet TSLA

    When will Tesla design and manufacture tires?

    When will Tesla design and manufacture tires? Tires are currently the worst part of the car -- the most polluting, the least effective, and not designed or manufactured by Tesla. How can that not be high on their list of target improvements? What do I expect? Lower particulates, better...
  11. Clprenz

    The Factory that could of been Tesla's

    Hey folks! The Mitsubishi Motors North American plant is being sold to Rivian Automotive this month and I wanted to share the story with the Tesla Community! I believed, and still do, that this factory would be a great expansion tool for Tesla. The factory is 2.4M FT with over 590 Acres of land...
  12. F

    Model 3 at volume production, still the incremental changes?

    The lack of model years has been a defining feature of the S & X. Incremental updates, rolled into the product as they are ready has done wonders for improving the quality of the S, and are working quickly to improve the troublesome X. On top of manufacturing improvements, major outward facing...
  13. igotzzoom

    Will the Model 3 Be Built in Fremont, or Somewhere Else?

    Just wondering what everyone's thoughts were about where the Model 3 would be built. Since as a NUMMI plant, Fremont had the capacity for about 500,000 units a year, they're only using a small fraction of that currently. Model X will bring it up to around 100,000 give or take. So at least...
  14. Babylonfive

    60KWH roll-in - B5 theory: they won't do it til after Jan1

    Perhaps, but I think that they won't even think of the 60s before the end of the year, even if everything was approved. Here's why: anything different might slow the factory, and they want to blow their delivery estimate for the end of the year out of the water - therefore reduce the risk, and...

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