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  1. C

    AWD , Short Range, and non-premium availability speculation.

    I've been giving some thought to AWD and short range timing and the more i do, the more i think we won't see AWD or SR till possibly 2019, or maybe even longer. Here's why. 1.) Tesla needs to sell model 3's... as many as possible, as soon as possible. Which means they need to focus on...
  2. TrevP

    Model 3 production line videos

    Tesla just released 2 videos of the Model 3 production line today
  3. jermitron

    Model 3 Production Announced

    Wanted to share this, since it looks like it just went live. http://ir.tesla.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1042449 It looks like Model 3 production is a little low due to production issues and only 260 were produced with 220 of them getting delivered... I hope it picks up soon!
  4. Kizzy

    Production Timeline for Rest of Americas and Africa

    It's occurred to me a few times that I know nothing of Tesla’s plan for South America and Africa. This might be due to my English language bias, but what I keep hearing repeated are North America, Europe, right hand drive markets, and factories and super chargers in Asia. What about the rest of...
  5. TrevP

    Delivery estimator survey for Canadians

    It's my thinking based on Twitter feeds that all of Canada is getting the same estimate if you put down your deposit on or after March 31 2016. I've attached a screen shot for reference. Please answer yes or no if your date says the same. If you have a different estimate please attach a screen...
  6. TrevP

    July Surprise

    My source, who's been very reliable in the past, has told me to "hold onto your hats" as things are about to start happening very soon and and fast. First, the source has indeed confirmed that the initial Model 3 configurator choices are colour and wheels. No details on what those consist of...
  7. TrevP

    Model 3 production info from 2016 Financial Call

    Initial information about Model 3 Production plans from the 2016 financial call: Model 3 is due to start limited production in July with volume production by September. Tesla expects to hit 5000 cars per week sometime in the 4th quarter (as I had heard from my source) and achieve 10K cars per...
  8. TrevP

    Model 3 production rumours I have

    I had a Skype conversation with someone a bit closer to Tesla than any of us and got a bit more information. Please keep in mind this is not official or verified but third-hand information given to me. This person spoke to some Tesla engineers while they were onsite and the gist for Model 3...
  9. TrevP

    NEWSFLASH: Fremont retooling for Model 3 Feb 18 for 1 week

    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...
  10. TrevP

    Tesla Model 3 and high-volume production: streamlining options might be the key

    From an article I wrote for EVAnnex.com: Since the reveal of the Model 3 on March 31 2016 we’ve seen the reservations number balloon from over 115,000 in 24 hours to over 373,000 at last count. This unprecedented demand surprised even Tesla’s internal estimates and Tesla officials had to...
  11. TrevP

    Production Updates

    I'll use this thread to keep everyone updated on Tesla's production situation. On the financial call this evening Elon said they have completed the factory production line layout and explain be installing production equipment soon. He also mentioned they are already testing vehicle chassis...
  12. TrevP

    First indications of Model 3 production plans

    From electrek.co http://electrek.co/2016/05/03/tesla-job-fair-production-workers/ and http://electrek.co/2016/05/03/tesla-1-million-space-fremont/ All good news. Tomorrow is their first quarter earnings call and I'll be listening closely for any news on production plans.