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1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! #4452629
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https://electrek.co/2017/07/07/tesla-model-3-production-line/

The Kuka robots are partially ready. Musk hopes for 5,000 per week by the end of this year. Good Luck
Finally somebody will get to test drive a production model soon maybe.

Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452672
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies




Does this mean the cars they build will be mostly complete? Guess I'd wait a bit before buying one.


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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452676
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I'm hearing complete, first one rolls off the line today (maybe!). Then 30 are delivered July 28 to new owners.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tesla-s-big-day-1.4195974
This video is very good. A fast talking tech savvy expert lays out the issues. Cool and interesting.

Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Guess I'd wait a bit before buying one.
There are already ~500,000 paid reservations for the Model 3, so you will need to wait a "bit".
About 2 years to be exact.

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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452695
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That's stunning


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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452872
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Didn't Tesla stock just take a huge dump?



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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452876
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She discusses the significance of the stock drop in the video.
Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tesla-s-big-day-1.4195974
This video is very good. A fast talking tech savvy expert lays out the issues. Cool and interesting.

Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: AZjeff] #4452922
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
...Does this mean the cars they build will be mostly complete? Guess I'd wait a bit before buying one.


I would wait 3 years or more. Tesla is taking shortcuts that other manufacturers do not. Early customers will be the beta testers.

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-is-making-manufacturing-mistake-with-model-3-2017-5

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Surprise number two is that Tesla intends to bypass the manufacturing prototype stage and go straight to full production, rolling cars off the assembly line and into customers' driveways.

"Most automakers test a new model's production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools designed to be scrapped once they deliver doors that fit, body panels with the right shape and dashboards that don't have gaps or seams," Reuters reported.

"Tesla, however, is skipping that preliminary step and ordering permanent, more expensive equipment as it races to launch its Model 3 sedan by a self-imposed volume production deadline of September."

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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452929
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Tesla has a lot of detractors who really want to see the brand fail. smirk
I don't get it.
It's great technology. And the cars are fast and quiet.


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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4452983
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We'll see....

Hoping they get some out there...


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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: daves87rs] #4453011
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If I were a major poser I'd want one of those real bad.


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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: SubLGT] #4453115
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Originally Posted By: SubLGT
I would wait 3 years or more. Tesla is taking shortcuts that other manufacturers do not. Early customers will be the beta testers.

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Surprise number two is that Tesla intends to bypass the manufacturing prototype stage and go straight to full production, rolling cars off the assembly line and into customers' driveways.

It could work if new technology is applied. A big "IF", to be sure. If they pull this off, its a game changer.
Tesla sees this as the next evolution of "rapid prototyping". They have to be using a ton of computer 3D simulation (build it in virtual reality, then transfer the methods to the floor....).

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Originally Posted By: turtlevette
If I were a major poser I'd want one of those real bad.

The current Tesla Model S's 0-60 of 3.2 seconds ain't posing.
The new Model 3's 0-60 of 5.6 sec ain't bad.
They humble old school gas-clowns.

Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: oil_film_movies] #4453148
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These cars benefit from not having to have IC engines and mechanical transmissions or IC engines and mechanical transmissions combined with electric motors and large capacity battery packs along with all the software to make all of this work together. Got to find some space for a fuel tank in these two as well. They need only electric motors, large capacity battery packs and a software suite that must be simpler than something like a Prius would require.
Therefore, development can be fairly quick as compared to an IC engine driven or hybrid car.
The question in my mind is whether Tesla can sell 250K units a year at current fuel prices.
If gas were still flirting with four bucks plus, I have little doubt that the market demand would be there.
With fuel around two bucks, I'm not sure that it will be.
I'm also not sure that the electric grids in many areas could support the large addition in demand that would be created by large numbers of daily-driver EVs.


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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: bioburner] #4453151
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Originally Posted By: bioburner
Didn't Tesla stock just take a huge dump?


Yup. People are starting to see through the smoke and mirrors. Cool cars, just the long term profitability is way sketchy. Once the states figure out how to tax EV's like they do gas cars you'll see the bottom drop out. Right now they get a "free lunch" in most places with no gas, road, etc taxes and special privileges. Not to mention the grid can't handle a mass transfer to electric cars.

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Re: 1st Tesla Model 3 might be Produced Today! [Re: fdcg27] #4453157
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
They need only electric motors, large capacity battery packs and a software suite that must be simpler than something like a Prius would require.


There's a lot that has to go into battery management to make sure those LiIon cells don't go BOOM during charge and use. Granted the larger LiIon packs are a little safer than, say, a Samsung phone battery but there have already been fires in EV's.

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