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Why only 50% US on Monroney sticker?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Cosmacelf, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Well-Known Member

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    Why do current Tesla Monroney stickers only show 50% parts made in US (and 25% made in Mexico?). I mean, the cells are made in the US. The battery pack is made in the US. The motors are made in the US. The entire body and frame and car assembly is done in the US. How can Tesla only manage to get a 50% made in US rating? Are Monroney content stickers that bad?

    I guess it is a parts count rating? How do you count a part? The battery is composed of 5,000 or so individual US made cells.

    Most of the value add comes from US manufacturing, does it not?
     
  2. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

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    Non-US:
    Tires
    Display Screen
    Computer
    Audio system including amplifiers and Speakers
    Glasses: Windshields, windows, mirrors..
    Carpets

    My guess on non-US:
    Nuts & Bolts
    Electric Cables & Wires
    Physical buttons & controls
     
  3. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Well-Known Member

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    And circuits board, and maybe the special compressor, etc.

    It is true that as much we think Tesla is vertically integrated, the big manufacturers, while they might not be vertically integrated anymore, have essentially captive US domestic suppliers for all the stuff above.
     
  4. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

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    Yep. In the past, the AC compressor has come from HVCC/Hanon (Halla Visteon Climate Control Recognized for Outstanding Climate Change Competitiveness in Korea). Google for site:teslamotorsclub.com hvcc hanon.

    https://s3-prod.autonews.com/s3fs-public/CA116489730.PDF?adobe_mc=MCMID=55757115326019177172903945575564311173|MCORGID=138FFF2554E6E7220A4C98C6%40AdobeOrg|TS=1593913524 lists some suppliers (from Suppliers to the 2018 Tesla Model 3).

    Who Are Tesla's (TSLA) Main Suppliers? lists some more, but many are rumored/alleged.

    https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/07bfcb70-aba1-4a27-af09-4f101678320c says "Our products use thousands of purchased parts that are sourced from hundreds of suppliers across the world."
     
  5. Mr. Michael

    Mr. Michael Member

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    At least you got a Monroney sticker... All I could tell was it was 100% Tesla.
     
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