Tesla built a large shed for the production of Model 3
Tesla will have to build its electric Model 3 outside the plant to increase the rate of production: June 16 Elon Musk said that the company has built a "brand-new general assembly line" just three weeks "with a minimum of resources." And published the photo glossy red Model 3 under a huge canopy. Of course, the shed became a star of the Internet. Internet sleuths laid out and declassified satellite imagery, aerial photography and concealed the new structure - at Ars Technica noted that the overhang "can be easily seen from the Warm Springs BART platform that far."
"We have seen how this huge structure was erected, and saw the car under it, and started to think: maybe this is a new assembly line, which they said," says Alex Diamond, vice president of Product RS Metrics. "To see something like this - an exciting time, but it is also our job - to find information in the satellite data, which will help our clients."
Not all experts in the field of automotive and bought into it. "I can not say, but suggested that it is the only assembly line for the large number of cars, which was developed under the canopy," said Karl Brauer, editor Autotrader. His colleague Rebecca Lindlend added: "Apparently, Tesla is actively preparing for the colonization of Mars (remember Matt Damon of" Martian ").
- IspyTSLA (@IspyTsla) June 19, 2018
The additional power needed Tesla ago. Last year, Elon Musk said his factory in Fremont, California, "bursting at the seams", collecting Model S and X. Now, when the company entered into a mad race for the production of 5000 Model S sedans per week, including a more expensive version car with two engines, Tesla needs more production space.
Amazing work by Tesla team. Built entire new general assembly line in 3 weeks w minimal resources. Love u guys so much! Pic of 1st Model 3 dual motor performance coming off the line ... pic.twitter.com/Xr55P3fmGd
- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 16, 2018
Tesla is expected to reach the level of production of 5000 cars per week until the end of June, or will start to lose money on every car is not released. Also, the company must prove that it is able to produce electric cars in large quantities, in accordance with the ideas mask the wide distribution of electric vehicles. So far, everything is moving slow.
Despite the attempt to automate the heavy vehicle production, Musk eventually decided to build them with a more balanced mix of robots and humans. CEO also admitted that, unlike the X Model, some problems early production Model 3 have surfaced because of the abundance of new technologies.
In early June, Musk told shareholders that the company produces 500 Model 3 per day, or 3,500 cars per week on average. However, to increase the rate of production in half for two weeks - a difficult task even for an innovator, as a mask.
High res photos of the length of the $ TSLA tent assembly line.From the last 24 hours.
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- skabooshka (@skabooshka) June 19, 2018
At least one analyst believes that the bimini top is good, though the unprecedented step to increase production. "Collect cars under the canopy - it's unheard of," said Jeremy Atsevedo, Edmunds analyst. "We have already seen how automakers are trying to increase the pace of production, but as far as I know, no one went so far as to move their production to semi-permanent structure." Can I call the building a tent? Musk himself calls it "a giant tent," and he was well. Tehnozhurnalisty trying to invent a more technological description, calling overhang "springy structure" and God knows knows as yet. Tesla representatives do not comment on this story. The company filed an application for a temporary permit for the construction of a canopy, but now a mask, apparently considering it a permanent arrangement.
General assembly line under a canopy creates several problems. Most of the assembly equipment is not intended for outdoor use. In general, car manufacturers prefer to work in controlled conditions at a constant temperature and humidity. This is particularly important for the application of sealants and adhesives. On ordinary workers of the factory conducted a week, laying a solid foundation for the equipment so that it practically does not move relative to the surface. Anything can happen when you move multi-ton object on the conveyor belt.
It is interesting that make a mask to reproduce similar conditions under the canopy?