Tour the factory where Tesla collects its new Model X
• Tour the factory where Tesla collects its new Model X
Over the past decade, Tesla has evolved from an ambitious upstart in the world's leading electric car. Its Model S sedan has become the benchmark for the competition, and now the company begins selling sport-utility vehicle Model X.
Both machines are manufactured at the plant in Fremont in USA. As you would expect from Elon Musk, Tesla Factory is one of the most advanced car plants in the world. It is equipped with more than a hundred robots.
We offer you a short tour of the legendary Tesla Factory.
Tesla plant is located on 150 acres of land in Fremont, California, USA.
The first 20 years of its existence, this plant was the assembly unit of General Motors, until it was closed in 1982. In 1984 the plant was reopened as a NUMMI, or New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.
NUMMI was a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota, who collects cars of both automakers. This allowed the GM to explore the legendary methods of "lean production" Toyota.
NUMMI joint venture ceased to exist in 2009, which enabled Tesla to buy the plant in 2010.
Believe it or not, this is the last remaining major automobile plant in California.
Near Tesla factory a number of electric Model S sedan will charge its batteries to SuperCharger station.
Nearby you can see the brand new Model S cars next to the sales office.
In the end, we find ourselves inside a large enterprise. The production area of the plant is about half a million square meters.
As workers move through the long factory shops? With a bike!
Next to the entrance to the shop put a number of Tesla prototypes.
They range from wood composite layout of Tesla Roadster, set up for tests in the wind tunnel ...
... as the first layout Model S.
This Red Alpha - the first moving prototype Model S. The Tesla say they have spent on it about 2, 2 million dollars.
Have you ever wondered how Tesla looks without the body? Exactly.
This is a front-engine.
When entering the production facilities of the plant all the visitors an impression of extraordinary purity and precision.
With this 7-story press Schuler factory punched panel aluminum enclosures Tesla vehicles.
According to Tesla, the press is the largest in North America.
These racks are located panel awaiting assembly.
Tesla plant consists of two main production lines. Currently, one line allocated for Model S, and the second is responsible for the Model X.
This Model S begins to take shape.
While this has just gone through the quality control inspection of welds.
These cars are just out of the paint shop.
packages of batteries!
These robots are collected into one electric powertrain Tesla.
The sea motors.
This is the smaller of the two engines offered by Tesla.
One of them went to the Model X.
Mysterious Model S in the bag.
Robot Mystique collects Model S. Large factory robots are named after characters from the X-Men.
Two of the coolest robot in the factory work in tandem with each other. They are called Wolverine and Iceman.
This is how they work. This Model S is approaching robots ...
She picks up the car and turns 180 degrees.
At this point, Iceman is activated and gets the car from Wolverine.
Iceman turns the car another 180 degrees, and then allow him to continue on his journey through the production line.
The production line is equipped with Tesla more than 150 robots.
However, robots are doing here is not all. At the factory a few thousand people.
Many of the car, such as the interior, so far can only be set manually.
These Model S await your interior.
There is nowhere to sit down.
And voila! Collected Model S.
However, the work is not yet complete. Assembled cars are sent to a dynamometer to measure the power, and only after that they are ready for shipment.
Tesla produces about 1,000 Model S sedans per week and in the near future will increase the production of Model X.