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Electric Vehicle University - 201a Building the Model S

THE CENTRAL QUESTION ...

How is the Model S built and what makes Tesla Motors' approach somewhat different than the approach used by other automotive manufacturers?

COURSE ABSTRACT

Tesla Motors' manufacturing approach, factory, capacity and layout are considered. The NUMMI plant and the Gigafactory are discussed.

Course level: Introductory

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Electric Vehicle University - 201a Building the Model S

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  2. 2. 2 Building the Model S MS-201a This course is presented as part of Evannex University—a free, open learning environment that presents concise, video-based mini-courses for those who have interest in electric vehicles (EVs) …
  3. 3. The factory Made in the USA factory in Fremont, CA, capable of building 400,000 cars per year 5.4 million square ft, 380 acre campus with test track robotics and automation dominate build bodies, motors, and batteries 3
  4. 4. The Gigafactory The growth of EV is constrained by battery capacity availability of high capacity batteries Tesla is building a “Gigafactory” $4 - 5 billion investment accommodate battery needs for 500,000 EVs per year 2020 output = 50gWh / year 4 Source: Hybrid Car Report
  5. 5. The NUMMI Plant Production rate for the Model S 2013: 22,000 2014: 35,000 2015: ~ 50,000 Plant upgrade in 2014 5
  6. 6. In Tesla’s own words “… advanced robots … can lift and maneuver entire cars with optimum precision while taking up less room” “… our new robots will even be able to install battery packs in the cars, … reducing installation time from four to two minutes.” “… cars now move down the assembly line as associates work on them, enabling a streamlined and more consistent workflow.” “ The line is now running at about 1,000 cars a week with the potential for significantly more with minor adjustments.” 6 Source: http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/factory-upgrade
  7. 7. How the Model S is made There have been a number of good on-line videos that describe the Tesla Motors automobile factory Wired: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_lfxPI5ObM National Geographic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7J-tlrkVEE Tesla Motors (factory upgrade): http://www.teslamotors.com/videos/tesla-factory-upgrade The Science Channel program How It’s Made has a spin-off program entitled How It’s Made/Dream Cars one episode was dedicated to the Tesla Motors plant in the next part of this mini-course, you have an opportunity to watch the video 7
  8. 8. 8 … a free study guide for all EVU mini-courses is available for download from our website … For a complete list of mini- courses and the study guide, visit: www.evannex.com

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THE CENTRAL QUESTION ... How is the Model S built and what makes Tesla Motors' approach somewhat different than the approach used by other automotive manufacturers? COURSE ABSTRACT Tesla Motors' manufacturing approach, factory, capacity and layout are considered. The NUMMI plant and the Gigafactory are discussed. Course level: Introductory

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