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ESS: "Product of Japan"?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by TEG, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #1 TEG, Feb 1, 2009
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    There was some discussion about ESS being assembled in USA so some said it is "Made in USA", but I can't find it now. (Anyone remember where that was?)

    I just saw this ESS photo which has a "Product of Japan" sticker.
    So it must related to the cells inside since I think ESS was first assembled in Thailand, and now in San Carlos.

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    (It looks like there is a different sticker under the new one)


    Tesla shifts battery pack assembly from Thailand to the U.S. - Autoblog Green
     
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    Maybe it's the sticker that's made in Japan. :rolleyes:
     
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    you'll have to check my facts on this but I think it relates to the total % content of the final assembled piece by value. Since the 6,831 cells comprise the lion's share of the value of the ESS, it is therefore a "product of Japan".
     
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    I wish I could remember where it was, but somewhere at TMC was a debate over where the ESS is "made", and someone was arguing that it was "made in USA" since it was assembled here.

    Did someone delete that thread? I can't seem to find it anymore.


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