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Model 3 Production Line Paused for Improvements

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by TMC Staff, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. svp6

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    My take is that the timing of the update is very good. That will allow announcing the new throughput when they report financials in May. Loss in Q1, but good ramp-up = still on track for profitability. I am not selling....
     
  2. TT97

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    Anyone know if production has restarted?
     
  3. EVNow

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    Not for some of us ! WA sales tax exemption runs out in May. Tesla better get as many cars to WA as they can quickly.
     
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  4. Vern Padgett

    Vern Padgett Proud and Grinning Model S90D owners

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    We all know the Fremont Tesla factory shut down to reconfigure, or adjust, or reorganize, or whatever carmakers do every few months.
    So what is it that they did?
    Any one know?
    Did they wheel out excess robots and dump them? Did they dump more conveyer belts?
    What was it that they did in the last 5 days?
     
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  5. Cloxxki

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    Curious, the Bloomberg tracker is already back to 2733/week.
     
  6. TallGuy3

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    Pure speculation here:
    1. Earnings call is Wednesday after market close. I would think Elon will want to turn production on “24/7” and be able to state average velocity of 400-500 cars per day. That’s just 16-20 per hour. That equals 3000 vehicles per week.
    2. Then we get Another production shutdown/upgrade in May gets to 30 cars per hour (which is avg 5000 per week, if 30/hour is sustainable). With actual sustained production of 3-4K the last week of June.
    3. Then Tesla has another 30 days until Q2 earnings call to complete 5000 Model 3s in 1 week.
     
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  7. RenMan68

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    I'm confused- the earnings call is in May? Isn't the end of Q2 June? Is there a mid-quarter earnings call?
     
  8. TallGuy3

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    The Q1 earnings call is Wednesday. Usually 1 months after quarter ends.
     
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    Production target for last week of June is 5-6K per Elon. That is with 3rd shift added (24/7).
    The target for May is 3-4K. Likely, the 2nd shutdown in May will just help to get closer to 4K and before that it will be closer to 3K.
     
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    Has anybody got word on whether or not the factory has resumed operation?
     
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  14. Dogwhistle

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    If Elon said the line correction work could be done in 4-5 days, that means 2-3 weeks in real human time. Wouldn’t surprise me if the restart is late.
     
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    The buildingtesla satellite shot from yesterday shows a half full employee parking lot. I guess that's good news. :)
     
  16. RenMan68

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    Does anybody know if Tesla makes their own wheels and, if not, from whom do they get them? (curious about the aero wheels being so massively backlogged)
     
  17. TEG

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    Tesla Model 3: what parts breakdown says about high-volume electric car
     
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  18. devilmountain

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    I heard from a source employees are coming back to work tomorrow. They added something with the robots in Fremont, not getting specific info.
     
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  19. Blu Angel

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    #79 Blu Angel, Apr 25, 2018
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    Great to hear!
    Can't wait to see next weeks Tesla 3 production!

    Here's wishing for 3000!
     
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    30,000 ?
     

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