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New blog post - Inside Tesla 5.29.12

New blog post - Inside Tesla 5.29.12

George Blankenship kept his promise, weekly updates every Tuesday!

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/inside-tesla-52912

dborn @nsw.au | May 29, 2012

Now, WHEN ARE RIGHT HAND DRIVE MODELS GOING TO START ROLLING OFF THE LINE?

Ohms.Law | May 29, 2012

I dare anyone to watch today's blog video and tell me their heart doesn't quicken just a little. Exciting stuff!

Slindell | May 29, 2012

But I do find it strange that these high-tech machines are punching out doors, but it takes people to put them on a cart?

Brian H | May 30, 2012

Late nite screen cap:

Brian H | May 30, 2012

Oops, didn't show whole thing. Try again:

Vawlkus | May 30, 2012

@dborn: in about six months, if not more.

MandL | May 30, 2012

Design Studio hanging up in Chrome today. New one going up already?

Volker.Berlin | May 30, 2012

Not yet. It works for me (Firefox) as it always did, e.g., it does not show any price information.

EK | May 30, 2012

@Slindell

Could be quality control

Mercedes | May 30, 2012

Yes, exactly, EK. At some point, unfortunately perhaps, a human has to be involved in the process. If you look closely the guys aren't just stacking the door panels, they are actually checking them for blemishes.

Would be horrendous on so many levels if 5,000 door panels got punched out and stacked by robots and at door panel #6 a piece of scrap got caught in one of the dies, or one of the tools cracked, or, or, or, and blemished the next 4,694 panels.

Wave your hand if you want a blemish in your left door panel on your new 60K+ car. Wave your hand if you want the cost of that much waste tacked onto the purchase price of your new car. Yeah, me neither. :-)

Mercedes | May 30, 2012

Clearly I suck at math...calculator...4994 panels.

Sudre_ | May 30, 2012

hhmmmm.... if I could get a sig at a drastically reduced rate soon I just might consider taking the car that was made with all body panels being oops-es.

jerry3 | May 30, 2012

After you drive it to work a couple of times, it will look like that anyway :-(