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That was fast! Is this typical?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by fasteddie7, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

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    Received an email at 3:54 am that my car entered production, then at 6:11 pm I got an email that my vehicle was complete. 14 hours from build to complete? Is my door going to fall off when I open it? Lol Screenshot_20160908-191834.png Screenshot_20160908-191841.png
     

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  2. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    More like 14 hrs between when they got around to updating the status on the site. Although I guess it COULD have actually produced that fast, it is the last month of the quarter!
     
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    This depends on what they really mean by "entered production." In any modern car plant, it takes about a day in each of body, paint, and assembly shops. This cannot be accelerated because the processes simply take that long and the conveyor lines have fixed speeds. (This is based on my experience in a plant building ~ 1100 vehicles per day on 3 shifts). I suspect "entered production" in this case means "started into assembly" with a painted body, and yes, a body can go all the way through assembly in less than a day if the plant is running really well.
     
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  4. Ormond

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    It's only possible for someone who goes by "fast Eddie 7.";)
     
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  5. jdjeff88

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    Less than a day for me as well!
     
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    Someone on the X forum reported the same thing and a tesla employee told them the email notification system had been down or back logged or something. In short, your car was probably in production 3-4 days prior to you receiving the email telling you about being in production.
     
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    They do build them fast... at 4:09 he says it takes about 3 to 5 days from raw materials to finish, or something like that.

     
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    That video is awesome.

    Incredible to merge that video with the idea of constant "changes" tesla does. Robots must "learn" a new way to build the car.
     
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