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Tesla readying for X assembly

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Anzir, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Anzir

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    Can't wait to see these on the road
     
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    Hopefully we'll see the production model before the end of August!!!
     
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    They're updating the production lines and preparing for the Model X.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    They've been talking about getting the factory ready to handle two lines for quite a while - that's not the same as saying that they'll be producing Model X yet. Only preparing for it. Totally different animals.

    Rawr.
     
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    I thought it was 2 production lines for the S, not X. ??? The X was supposed to start later.
     
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    This is definitely great news as it means that things are on schedule (at least the factory side of it)

    Has it always been the case that the Model S and X will be produced on the 'same line'? Somehow I thought it was going to be two separate lines.

    Although, having toured the factory personally, I'd be hard-pressed to tell you what the definition of a 'line' actually is.
     
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    heh, you're not alone... Then again, I was more excited to get back and hear the talk than do the tour.
     
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    I think they are in the process of modernizing by redoing the current S line to a much larger more automated line that will handle both Ss and Xs. Not sure the existing line will still be around. Based on floor plan in a brief at TMC Connect last weekend.
     
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    There was a slide of the plan in Diarmuid Oconnell's presentation. So you should see it on the posted video. Basically, the serpentine, mag-stripe following cart things are being changed, at least partially, to a more "assembly line" kind of set up. It looked like 2 loooong parallel tracks in the area north of (?) the existing factory floor where they have made all of your Model Ss, so far. :smile:
    They have lots of room.
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I've always heard two production lines, handling both Model S and Model X (when it is in production).

    I've recently heard that the current line will be used for engineering prototyping and other one-offs. You know, the stuff that messes up production numbers. "Under Engineering Control", the ultimate oxymoron. :)
     
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    #12 adiggs, Jul 24, 2014
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    princess bonnie's been around engineers for too long.
     
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    Please get the moniker correct, it is princess Bonnie or princess Tesla!
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    -sigh- It's not going away, is it?
     
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    Who's the one who put a crown on her name when she signed the TMC board? lol
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That was me giving up. :)
     
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    Bonnie, this should be considered to be something special because you fit that designation.
     

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