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Old 09-29-2015, 07:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Does it decrease the expense with import duties or the marine freight costs of the parts shipped from the United States?
The special measures needed to transport high-voltage battery packs makes it worthwhile to transport those separately from the cars.
The packs need to be kept alive too - if they are in the car too long without being charged they would deteriorate.

The batteryless Model S bodies now ship in sea freight containers in foursomes.
I bet it is much cheaper to do it this way.
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