Zythryn wrote:hyperionmark wrote:abasile wrote:...There's really no question that Tesla has remained on the vanguard of EVs. For those who desire the capabilities of the Model 3 in the $35K - $60K price range, there is still no competition...
I wish we could "like" posts on this forum. Consider this one "liked."
It is quite amusing to see such collective praise for a vehicle with no actual production examples built.
And also a vehicle for which even a sycophant site is now posting reports suggesting the launch may not only be delayed, but be in serious trouble.
Shouldn't the report that the battery pack design was not even completed by July give any rational investor in TSLA, or any depositor on a model 3, some reason to be concerned?
edatoakrun wrote:Official Tesla Model 3 thread
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:53 pm
Yes, model three production began in July, and the ~30 cars delivered that month were production models.
Except for their battery packs, seats, headlights, taillights, and "several other smaller components"...Tesla replaces Model 3 headlights, battery, seats, and more while going through ‘production hell’
...employees and company insiders are the ones taking delivery of early production vehicles. Those vehicles are subject to components changes as Tesla tunes its manufacturing processes for Model 3 and add more production parts.
Sources familiar with those changes confirmed to Electrek that they had to make over a half dozen of them. In most cases, the vehicles are still performing normally, but Tesla wants to replace a now “prototype” part with a production one or it has improved on a production part through the deployment of the Model 3 manufacturing lines.
For example, Tesla has already replaced the Model 3 front and passenger seats as well as the battery packs from the vehicles made in July.
More recently, Tesla changed the Model 3’s headlight and tail lights for vehicles made in August. The headlights were replaced with an “upgraded version”, while the first version of the tail lights were susceptible to condensation – something that was visible in some Model 3 production candidates spotted in the wild earlier this year.
Tesla also had to replace several other smaller components...
https://electrek.co/2017/10/06/tesla-mo ... ery-seats/