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KTLA Channel 5 will have a Tesla Factory tour tonight at 10 P.M.

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  1. Jackl1956

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    A rare factory tour????
     
  2. Hugh Mannity

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    Very cool, have you a link to a vid?
     
  3. MartinAustin

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    KTLA TV tour of Tesla Motors factory

    Not sure if this has been posted yet -

    Inside Tesla | KTLA

    Two points I noted:
    1) The lady says "three or four years down the line, we will begin production of our Model 3 vehicle"
    2) Model X video appears to show the new camera side mirrors. Not sure if there's anything to read into that.
     
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    "and reports that U.S. sales of the S are slumping"

    sigh
     
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    It is to be expected and doesn't surprise me. How many people do you know that can actually afford a Model S?
     
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    Pathetic reporting. They are given access to the factory, and use mostly stock Tesla B-roll, and then pile on the FUD. Sigh, indeed.
     
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    Agreed. I found the next video about Culture Club more interesting.
     
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    This "report" was mostly Tesla corporate communications. As you said, lots of B-roll.

    I wonder if Tesla paid KTLA a fee. Then again, with the announcer's "sales of the S are slumping" comment, maybe not, or not enough :)
     
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    That reminded me of why I never watch news on television. Useless.
     
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    That was so weak. I kept waiting for them to get through the preliminary stuff so they could show us what they saw at the factory. And then it ended.
     
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    I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise, but the comment "3 to 4 years down the line when we start building the Model 3" now puts the Model 3 into 2018 territory.
     
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    I have never seen that particular Tesla employee do press before.

    When she says the Model S can be made in five days implies you can order a car on the net and get it in a week.

    Elon Musk on Aug 28,2014 in Norway said the Model 3 is 2.5-3 years away from production.
     
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    The good thing about Elon is he doesn't keep changing his story. You ask him next year he would say the same thing
     
  15. RobStark

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    $h!) happens in real life. That is why journalist keep asking.

    For the latest projection.

    We know for a fact building of the GF has begun. Tesla filed papers with the SEC saying they will begin manufacturing cells in Nevada in 2016.

    We know they can't manufacture significant cell volume without the Model 3 to put them into.

    Tesla would just burn through too much cash.

    If you don't want to know the progression just when they actually announce the release of the car there is no point to reading these forums or watching/reading Tesla/Elon news.
     
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    #16 mkjayakumar, Nov 21, 2014
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    When you can't afford an S or X, with no decent long distance range BEV anywhere in sight, and when you hate driving gas cars - the frustration on waiting for Model 3 only gets amplified. I wish they get this on the road next year.
     
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    The first Model 3 cars will roll out of the factory in H2 2016, they will already be designed and built with one-off prototype battery packs.

    Tesla needs to figure out the production issues for such a large production car. 500,000 cars per year is actually a not insignificant number of cars per year even for Ford, Chevy etc., and Tesla is planning to get to that level. They will do this during 2016.

    Volume production won't be until 2017, but you will see plenty of Model 3 cars before that. Personally, I expect we will see Model 3 revealed in 2015, as Model X will be rolling out to real owners during that time and become a "current model" - so Tesla will want to put their "next model" on the horizon.

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    And yes... that KTLA clip was extremely disappointing.
     

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