Watch How A Tesla Model 3 Gets Made: Time-Lapse Video


Done in 48 seconds.

Okay, not in reality.

In just 48 seconds, a Tesla Model 3 goes from start to finish down the production line thanks to time-lapse footage, which you can watch here.

It provides a rare look at the inner workings at the Tesla Fremont factory and, perhaps more importantly, a first public view of how the Tesla Model 3 comes to life.

Tesla Model 3 production had its ups and down, but now it seems rather stable at 5,000 to 7,000 per week. Initially, production hell was a huge issue and several bottlenecks kept production numbers low.

That all changed in July when Model 3 sales skyrocketed and have held high ever since.

The end of the year push that’s now on for the Model 3 will surely have an impact on sales, which we’ll report on January 3rd and 4th.

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How Model 3 gets made


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Somehow Tesla outsells BMW in the US.

LMAO off at the bitter BMW fan-boy who has seen Tesla start the process of decimating BMW LICE sales!

Did you see the films you link to? They use more human labor than Tesla.

That video is so boring. And it was only part 1. And i3 is the ugliest car on the road today.

The BMW video is not final assembly. Completely different processes involved. A better comparison would be to the Tesla battery pack assembly and body assembly. Nice try.

Your video doesn’t show overlapping parts of production with the Model 3 video above. The Model 3 video is showing general assembly after glider is completed, the BMW video shows assembly of the glider and manufacturing of the carbon fiber.

If you look at general assembly of BMW i3 there are comparable number of humans, jump to 30:20 in this video.

This one took a few seconds longer due to the $2500 paint job.

But, wow, that was fast.

Got to later parts of the BMW production videos… specifically part 4. You’ll see a lot of manual assembly. And it is slow. Very slow. BMW i3 reliability and quality has not been good. Furthermore, the price has been extremely high with poor value.

Wow, someone’s jealous and lashing out!

US car companies had some quality issues in the 70s and 80s while they tried to adjust to competing with cheap Japanese cars. Today GM, Ford, & Tesla (the only truly American car companies) make excellent vehicles.

Japan makes reliable boring cars. Germany makes cool less-reliable cars. American cars are a good balance of the two.

Korea is really the ones to watch. Their cars are inexpensive, reliable, and they quickly copy the cool features that others develop.

best to watch it on 1/4 speed.
Pretty cool how the guy is sitting on a chair that gets inside on a robot arm.
The whole dash including center screen goes in in one step with robot.

This is the way OEMs are doing this for over 20 years

Oem’s don’t fit the dashboard by robot. They do it with an swing arm type of crane. Oem’s does not use near as many robots for similar tasks.

I am sorry but this is not true

Since the late 1990s VW has installed a bolt in firewall that goes into place with the dash, HVAC, pedal assembly, master cylinder and anything else on the firewall all installed in one step. I would imagine others do it that way also.

1.25 per minute at rate of 650000 per year on one line if that time lap is really true.

Appears to be at least a 180 degree virtual view when I played with settings so you can see side views from interior as well.

Even with the 35k M3 in the mix that line could bring in 6.5b in profit in Fy2019, most people will buy a few features like full autopilot to bring that low-end sub model will be at least 3k per car profit. Plus no one has calculated how much add-ons an average owner buys after the fact will be a minor but notable profit center

1.25 per minute? What are you talking about?

Clean factory, happy workers, nice car.

Jobs Guaranteed. GM laying off.

5 to 7k Model 3 a week? Is there any source for this? The Bloomberg tracker is about to drop below 4k!

The Bloomberg tracker has never been accurate, why even look at this useless thing?

Bloomberg weekly rate does not reflect actual production during a given week.

Their cumulative count gets very close because they adjust it near the end of the quarter.

As in Q3, their two methods disagree by a lot. Unlike Q3 they aren’t doing anything about it. Either the average agrees with the leaks from the company or there are no reliable leaks and they are just as much in the dark as the rest of us.