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How It's Made - Dream Cars: Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Video' started by delanman, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. delanman

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    Is there an online version?
     
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    I just watched it (DVR). Well worth watching.
     
  5. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I watched it twice. The recordings were made in May. There was some material I hadn't seen before; building and assembly of the motor and inverter was particularly interesting.
     
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    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    A good episode with more detail about the electronics and motor assembly than I have seen before.
     
  8. MartinAustin

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    Totally cool! And if you have VIN #37123, you will see your car getting tested at the factory!!!

    Note - I would not be surprised if this Google Drive upload does not last long. So watch it while you still can!
     
  9. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Thanks for posting this thread.. I was going to but got busy today.

    Great episode showing lots of stuff most of us haven't seen before -- like the motor assembly and other testing stuff. Really great episode without a lot of the boring "fluff" we've all seen before.
     
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    Any a vegan car as well. I wonder how many of those there are?
     
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    fantastic doc

    ..but the music ;(

    PS: really surprised at the amt of non automated manual labor segments of the manufacturing. Kinda makes me think of human error leading to reliability or fit/finish issues. Esp once they get to model 3 and making 100 000s of cars a year.
     
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    fantastic - thanks for sharing that !!!
     
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    I love it when the web browser gets updated!
     
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    Yes, there are a few minor errors in the narration but no huge mistakes.

    The music is certainly annoying but the video contains a lot of new production info that I had not seen before. Thanks to whoever uploaded it to Google Drive!
     
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    +1... music choice was terrible...
     
  16. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    Needs more of the electric cars, less of the electric guitars.
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Beautiful! Thanks for the link, Lump.
     
  19. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Thanks for posting this information. I did a Search on my cable system and viola! There was the episode in Video On Demand!
    Was able to watch it immediately. Really nice clips on how the motor is made. The 3 phase coils are sewn and embedded in
    an epoxy donut. The inverter looks complex but the differential appears very simple.

    Did not know they dyno each engine AND each assembled car.

    I think the episode was very nicely done.
     
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    Watched it last night as well... reasonably well done as regards details and accuracy. As others have mentioned, some good footage of parts/processes I hadn't seen publicly before. Pretty informative for the average person I'd think.

    I also grabbed a copy of the video that was uploaded and sent it to a friend of mine who has his Model S coming in December... thanks to whomever put that up.
     

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