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TrevTremaine

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Mar 27, 2016
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Just out of curiosity, has Tesla done something to speed up the time frame to build a Model S? According to MyTesla, it took all of 1 day to complete - it's now at "built and in transit from the factory". Yesterday it just started the build. Last year it took about 4-5 days to build it. Is this due to extra workers/automation on the line, or something askew in MyTesla?
 

tpham07

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Mar 21, 2017
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It honestly doesn't take that much time to assemble the vehicle. Think the actual time it spends going thru the motions is only 17-18 hours. Car companies like GM or Toyota build theirs even faster.
 

TrevTremaine

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It honestly doesn't take that much time to assemble the vehicle. Think the actual time it spends going thru the motions is only 17-18 hours. Car companies like GM or Toyota build theirs even faster.

I'm not disputing that it's possible, but given last year it took a week to build and this year it was less than a day is quite significant progress (hopefully, there's a final inspection as well). I would say you're about spot on for the 17-18 hours as that's about how long it took for mine.
 

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