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WIRED: Tesla gets put to the test (8/13/2013)

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  1. Denarius

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    Very cool!
     
  2. brianstorms

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    Very nice.

    As a side note: it's kind of an advertisement, no? Given that it is WIRED/Conde Nast, known for such blurring the lines between editorial and ads (they're pioneers in the "advertorial"), without info to the contrary I'll assume Tesla paid for this.
     
  3. ddruz

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    When I had my factory tour I asked about vehicle testing, particularly the water bath. I was told that not every car undergoes the full testing procedure, that they only sample a certain percentage of cars to be run through the full test, including the water bath.

    Does anyone know if this has changed? My impression, based on my factory tour, is that the extensive 5 hour test is only on sampled cars, not every car.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    During the factory tour, I believe they said that all cars go through the water bath. Honestly I think that is one step that they would never skip - water is too sneaky!

    As for other inspections, it's possible that they sample many of them. However there's no way you can avoid doing a full systems check. Too many things could go wrong.
     
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    All cars get a full bath per the TESLIVE tour.
     
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    I believe it is much cheaper to run vehicles through full test and discover problems early/fix them at the factory compared to shipping car to customer and dealing with problems at service center level later.

    But it is plausible that when Tesla had end of quarter rushes that they were short on factory personnel to the point that they decided to offload QA to SC to archive higher production numbers during those few weeks. But generally it just make economical sense to fully test each unit at the factory.
     
  7. Mayhemm

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    #8 Mayhemm, Aug 17, 2013
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    Hate to rain on the parade (no pun intended :tongue:), but I think somebody in the water bath dept. needs to be fired.

    Just ask islandbayy about his water penetration issues (trunk, frunk, and taillights).
     
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    Makes me very happy tho think there is so many new EV model S`s siletly driving around all those roads - the silent revolution is realy here! :cool:
     

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