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Percentage "made in the USA" for the Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by NicholasJB, Jul 27, 2016.

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  1. NicholasJB

    NicholasJB Member

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    With some of the recent buzz surrounding the Model S and how it's supposed to have a higher percentage of American made parts than any other car once the Gigafactory goes live, I started wondering about the Roadster. Unfortunately, any sort of number has been incredibly difficult to find. I know we're going to come in substantially lower than the Model S, but I'm curious how much; is it more fair to consider this an American supercar, or a British one?

    I know it's hard to quantify, especially with parts of such varying size and cost, and there's a difference between parts manufactured and components assembled, but does anyone have a link to any sort of number?
     
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    The window sticker says 18% US content, 43% UK, 22% Thailand, 16% Japan, 7% France and 1% South Korea. So the car would be considered British.
     
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    Wow, much lower than I thought. Thanks.
     
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    I was under the impression that later cars had a higher USA content.
     
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    I think that was when they were producing the batteries in Thailand? Later switch to USA for the 2.x cars?
     

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