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Foreign content of 60kwh and 40kwh cars

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by tomanik, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. tomanik

    tomanik Member

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    Now that we have some 60 kwh cars on the road would like to know if the foreign content listed on the window sticker mentions a different content ratio. For the 85kwh car the content ratio is listed at 55% North American content. Would love to know if this is any different for the 60kwh and 40kwh. I suspect they will all show the ratio even they they are clearly not.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The foreign content would be the steering gear, air suspension, brakes, displays, and battery cells. The only difference would be the number of battery cells, so I don't think the percentage would change all that much.
     
  3. tomanik

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    It is supposed to be based on dollar value not number of parts so taking some portion of a $10k battery (for the 60kwh) with foreign cells out of the content ratio should make a difference. 62.5% is the magic number to avoid import duty to Canada (just over 6%) so it does need to move much, not that it makes any real difference as Tesla set the prices including it on all versions.
     
  4. gregincal

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    I seem to remember it's averaged over all the different configurations, not calculated for each one.
     

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