Tesla at Investor Day talks about cost cutting: Starting next generation of cars, it’s ditching the online production process because it’s inefficient
Certainly, the ongoing policy of price reduction is the topic of the moment that will not please current Tesla owners. However, the house has already given advances on a new block car building concept which totally upsets the current method of assembling cars. To announce it during the recent Tesla Investor Day it was Lars Moravy, vice president of vehicle engineering, who gave some details on how this will change the way Tesla cars are produced The next generation.
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Not all enthusiasts, including investors, got the answers they expected about Tesla’s plans. For now Elon Musk has confirmed the construction of a factory in Mexico and lifted the finish line a 20 million electric vehicles per year produced in the world by 2030. Nothing explicit on Tesla Model 2, the least expensive Tesla expected, but plenty of details have been teased about how the assembly process for Tesla’s next generation will change. This novelty will bring several advantages, including a reduction of costs, space necessary for today’s assembly lines and stages. This is the ad with which Tesla seems to want to flesh out the roughly $25,000 Tesla Model 2. The costs of electric cars are the field on which manufacturers will compete for market volumes rather than margins, as is already the case in China with CATL.
TESLA: FROM MAIN CAR PRODUCTION TO MODULE PRODUCTION
Lars presented the new Tesla manufacturing process explaining that some of the innovations already implemented with Tesla Model Y (structural battery) e Tesla Cybertruck (die casting) will be incorporated into the new process which will help reduce Tesla’s production costs by up to 50%.. Cars will no longer be built on a long assembly line where parts are added incrementally, sometimes inefficiently taken apart and reassembled (especially before and after painting). Tesla cars will be built in modules almost complete but separated (left, right, floor, front, rear and panels), then assembled only in the last stage of the process.
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This process will keep the different parts which rotate simultaneously on the production line as little time as possible, thus also reducing the number of robots and machines for handling parts that weigh more today. Lars explained that the individual modules will be built separately, painting only the parts which are then immediately assembled. All the components will only be assembled once where they need to go. This will also avoid editing operations that today require:
- haptic robots controlled by workers to insert heavy parts into the cabin, such as seats, dashboard, etc. ;
- workers to assume positions that are uncomfortable, tiring or supported by tutors;
- repeatedly turn the entire vehicle several times until the process is complete.
The optimization of nine process Of Tesla Production should lead to benefits scheduled for Investor Day:
- -40% area necessary for production;
- +44% people will be able to work around a module;
- +30% efficiency space-time.
here is Full video of Tesla Investor Day 2023.
Source : Sicur Auto