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Shut down may be related to retooling for AWD?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by jcfletch17, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. jcfletch17

    jcfletch17 Member

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    Does anyone have any information, thoughts or opinions on the recent M3 production shutdown as possibly being related to the initiation of AWD production? I was invited to configure last week and am rolling the tax credit dice at least until early Aug on the AWD,
     
  2. TexasEV

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    Unlikely, as Elon said AWD will not be available until production hits 5,000 cars/week.
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    And he said it’s to correct some efficiency issues. Like the too many robots. (Cue theme from Westworld.... :D )

    The AWD is not that a hard thing to add as we’ve seen that the car is all ready for it hardware-wise.
     
  5. Big Earl

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    The current shutdown is to improve the line for the next step up in production rate. The line will shut down again in another month or so for another step up in production rate. AWD will likely come in Q3 and be preceded by another shutdown and production line modification.
     
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  6. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2020: Drain the Sewer

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    No reason to think about AWD being near until it can be ordered
     
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  7. boaterva

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    So, two years then? :D
     
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    Elon tweeted that AWD would come "probably July":
    Model3_AWD_tweet.png
     
  9. boaterva

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    Yes, we all are well aware of that. If they get to 5,000. Which they may or may not.

    Two years was a joke. Like the car itself? You could order it two years ago? :D
     

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