Tesla employees claim that the Fremona factory in America is preparing for the production of the model I, as well as the "facelift" model S. It should get a new interior and batteries that will expand a already recordable range.
CNBC is currently in progress with the changes Tesla plans to produce at the Tesla factory, where all three electric car brands are currently being produced. And this will happen in case of the upcoming Tesla model I.
A 3-circuit electric crossover will also be produced in China, which is currently being built, but only for the local market. European versions will travel to us, as before, with US ships. At least until Tesla begins his expected production on the old continent.
Models S and Ks from one line
The production of the Model I in Fremont will likely require a major restructuring of the plant. According to CNBC, Tesla employees said that, in order to ensure the capacities for Model I, S and Ks models will be produced on one production line. The fact that something is happening in this direction is indicated by canceled factory inspections, which Elon Musk justified by "upgrading a part of the factory".
Facelifted Model S
For a long time there is information about the appearance of the oldest Tesla model, which is currently on offer. The Tesla Model S should undergo rejuvenation to touch at least its interior. However, this does not necessarily have to be an "upgrade". The new interior should be minimalist after model 3. Especially those who are accustomed to the German Premium Limousines.
On the other hand, we can expect a significant improvement in the infotainment of the vehicle, which is at least considerably faster in the case of the model 3 than in the model S.
More features of the 3 model?
According to employees, the model S will also receive the same drive units (possibly "Raven") and seats as in the case of the top model model 3. The battery (with 2170 cells) is also intended to provide 644 km (EPA) range. Only recently Tesla made its leading models more efficient, and their range increased by around 10%. Thus, the S Long Range model currently has a range of 595 km (EPA). 610 km (VLTP).
It is interesting that the changes are not mentioned in the case of the Ks model, which is basically based on the model S. This could theoretically suggest that the K model could become a standalone leading model with superb interior, while the S facelift could reduce production. costs and lower prices.
In any case, the K model will have to be equipped with at least the same new battery as the S-model for leading status, but the common production line does not really get the fact that it will produce vehicles with a significantly different interior. Well, let's see what "out of it" finally came out …
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