After noticing @ummgood post his 3 next to his Tacoma, (I also had an 06 Tacoma) which was also made at the NUMMI joint GM-Toyota facility, I was wondering if anyone else had a vehicle that was made there.
Pontiac vibe, Toyota matrix, Chevy prism, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Tacoma come to mind...
While I cannot give you specifics on the line and machinery, what I can say is that they are indeed installing the equipment and working around the clock on it.
It was a beehive of activity when I was there!!
I saw the "Alien dreadnought" with my own eyes and the name is very apt: it's massive...
Great News! Just received independent confirmation that Tesla is going into factory shutdown for 1 week Feb 18th to tool up for Model 3 production.
NOTE: This does not mean production will start early. They have to have production lines have to be in place to produce production validation cars...
@Mad Hungarian tweeted a photo from his Fremont factory tour that shows some large earth moving equipment on site.
He'll have a report soon on his trip but he says they were mum on the activity going on.
I'm sure Tesla is prepping for an imminent factory expansion for Model 3
All good news.
Tomorrow is their first quarter earnings call and I'll be listening closely for any news on production plans.