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From Electrek: Tesla Model 3 could soon become the ‘most American made car’ with 95% of the...

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    Tesla Model 3 could soon become the ‘most American made car’ with 95% of the parts made in the US

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    Tesla’s new ‘2170’ battery cell is the most important product Tesla is bringing to market this year, even more so than the Model 3 which it is enabling. Batteries can be perceived as a boring commodity and it’s definitely not as exciting as Tesla’s consumer products But the cost, energy density and other differentiating factors are the basis for those consumer products and therefore, it’s production is highly critical to the company’s short-term success.

    Beyond significantly reducing the cost of li-ion batteries, Gigafactory batteries will also have a less obvious benefit of making Tesla’s vehicles “more American”. more…

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    Hopefully this means we don't have to pay the 6.1% NAFTA duty for cars sold in Canada and Mexico!!
     
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    Now there's a wrap I can get behind!!!!
     
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    One of the things that appeals to me about Tesla is they are the only automaker whose full U.S. lineup of cars are 100% assembled in the U.S. (granted they currently only sell three models) With the Model 3 they should be the most American made car sold in the U.S. beating the Toyota Camry or the Chevy Traverse depending on how you measure things.
    The models S and X I think would have done better in these rankings if the batteries were manufactured in the U.S. and had greater volume of sales.
    It's sad to see Ford moving the production of their new EV to Mexico.
     
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