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Old 02-19-2018, 10:59 AM   #291 (permalink)
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hmmm interesting. wonder how well the mix will do in the eastern snow belts.

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Old 02-19-2018, 11:11 AM   #292 (permalink)
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Yes, wonder too. All those metal-to-metal contacts make me nervous.

I have a first gen Insight, and all the bolts going into aluminum have a weird greenish tinge from the specialized plating they used. But still, with northeastern cars, you are drilling out half the bolts you take out of the damn thing.
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I saw a Model 3 in person for the first time, on Saturday. It is spacious enough for my 6'-6" brother to be able to drive.
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Yes, wonder too. All those metal-to-metal contacts make me nervous.

I have a first gen Insight, and all the bolts going into aluminum have a weird greenish tinge from the specialized plating they used. But still, with northeastern cars, you are drilling out half the bolts you take out of the damn thing.
Three different kinds of steel, and one aluminum alloy - probably doable.
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The Bloomberg tracker is showing an alarming downfall in the weekly production numbers... down from over 1000 a week early February to less than 600 now?

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-tesla-tracker/

And people worry: https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forum...ne-has-stopped

Even though they are leading the EV sales?
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/03/05...sales-dim-usa/

More good news at Electrec: like the dual motor all wheel drive Model 3 has been spotted in the wild:
https://electrek.co/guides/tesla-model-3/

So there may be a good reason for the production slump. Them robots have new Model 3 versions to master?
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Latest local rumor over giga way is they have tons of "easy" parts but not enough bodies to build and fit the challenging bits.
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It appears EVTV are going back to a regular Friday schedule, but of course it went up on a Wednesday.

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February for in Model 3 output was apparently due to a pause in production to update the lines:

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/a...-late-february

Targeting 2500/wk by the end of the month, 5k/wk by the end of June.
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While its kind of a bummer they're having to have stuff fixed, at least they are fixing the problems! Other makers have been known to just ship junk...

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