Friday, July 19, 2013
How The Tesla Model S Is Made
Kottke reports: [edited]
Tesla got the factory for a song from Toyota in 2010, spent about a year or so setting up tooling and started producing the Model S saloon in mid-2012. The automaker brings in raw materials by the truckload, including the massive rolls of aluminium that are bent, pressed, and formed to create the car. The lightweight components are assembled by swarm of red robots in an intricate mesmerising ballet.
Editor Note: If you've got a Frankenstein Complex (aka Robobphobia/Terminator Syndrome), look away! If not, it is worth visiting YouTube and choosing a higher resolution version of the video.