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EM Conference Call Quotes Mean M3 Design is complete,More likely to meet the schedule

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MitchJi, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. MitchJi

    MitchJi Active Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Marin County, CA
    I believe that EM's statements above, combined with his decision to be more cautious about announcing schedules indicates that the design of the M3 is basically complete (except for ongoing minor changes), and they have already taken and are currently taking substantial steps to reduce or eliminate the potential M3 ramp issues.
  2. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    San Diego
    Yeah, if Elon doesn't change things partway through, again. You'd think they would have learned speed to market lessons on the Roadster and Model S, but Model X rollout says they are still learning.
  3. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

    Dec 22, 2012
    United States
    The shareholder letter for this past quarter states that the company hopes to reveal the design at the end of March 2016, which is about 5 months from now. This would indicate that the design is close to complete.
  4. strider

    strider Active Member

    Oct 20, 2010
    NE Oklahoma
    Yes but his statements don't fit if they're going to use steel or something other than aluminum then they have to climb the learning curve all over again. Stamping steel and stamping aluminum are NOT the same thing. Also, his statement that they're trying to shorten the time means that the design is NOT done but they can still ship Model 3 in 2 years because they will "reduce that significantly." Just have to put your Elon translator on ;) Model 3 will absolutely not ship in 2017. I don't consider delivering 5 hand-built Founder's cars as "shipping" and even that will be a stretch. We'll be lucky to see Model 3's in 2018.

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