No, that 30% reduction is in reference to that particular part weight. This casting technology will more or less be imperceptible to the consumer.
On Tesla China’s website, it claims that the new casting machine reduces weight by 30%. Does that mean newer model Y will have a higher efficiency?
I can only hope this is true at least from the perspective of body structure. I placed an order 8/28 suspecting my build would probably benefit from this machine.
Yeah, this article keeps popping up as evidence, but it seems to be the same one everyone points to. It doesn’t give a date it started. And Elektrek isn’t the most reliable for info anyway. My Y was born 8/16, so I suspect I do not have this new casting, but it would be nice to know for sure. I am not sure whether I’d want to be the guinea pig for it, but I also like having the latest and greatest. Blessing and curse I suppose...!