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2018-03-07 02:38:24 PM  
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2018-03-07 04:41:00 PM  
I should have worked tessellation into that
 
2018-03-07 05:01:13 PM  
That Patrick guy is farking unhinged.
 
2018-03-07 06:46:50 PM  
OMD - Tesla Girls - Orchestral Manouevres in the dark
Youtube v4z24GZd-eA
 
2018-03-07 06:55:50 PM  
The real test will be hauling a load from Fremont to the Gigafactory, all uphill.

Full story
 
2018-03-07 07:04:29 PM  
Teslaception?
 
2018-03-07 07:39:36 PM  
53' Trailer capacity:  45,000 pounds

100kw battery pack:  @ 1,400 pounds.

Trailer Capacity:  32 battery packs.

Just so you understand that this is a only a PR move.  Producing 10,000 Teslas a month would require well over 300 trucks per month.  50,000 cars per month would be 1600 trucks per month.  This sort of weight, you move by train.
 
2018-03-07 08:31:59 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: 53' Trailer capacity:  45,000 pounds

100kw battery pack:  @ 1,400 pounds.

Trailer Capacity:  32 battery packs.

Just so you understand that this is a only a PR move.  Producing 10,000 Teslas a month would require well over 300 trucks per month.  50,000 cars per month would be 1600 trucks per month.  This sort of weight, you move by train.


Except it's not just PR. It's a reasonable way to do real world testing of the vehicles while getting value out of the testing.

That and 300 trucks a month isn't that many. Ten a day is a pretty good way to start using them in real world situations before you deliver to paying customers.
 
2018-03-07 08:49:56 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Producing 10,000 Teslas a month would require well over 300 trucks per month.  50,000 cars per month would be 1600 trucks per month.  This sort of weight, you move by train.


300 trucks a months is nothing. 1,600 trucks a months is not a huge number.

Moving things by train means you're stuck with the railroad's schedule, which isn't always as flexible.

But the best way is to likely use both methods. Train for bulk orders, and trucks to supplement some things for just-in-time delivery on the occasions that a train is delayed.
 
2018-03-07 10:12:35 PM  

mrmopar5287: which isn't always as flexible.


How "flexible" exactly do you have to be if you have steady, insatiable demand for your  magical cars, and you own both the battery and the car factory? What's the margin of error on the tonnage?
 
2018-03-07 10:20:38 PM  

pup.socket: mrmopar5287: which isn't always as flexible.

How "flexible" exactly do you have to be if you have steady, insatiable demand for your  magical cars, and you own both the battery and the car factory? What's the margin of error on the tonnage?


If you don't own the railroad schlepping your parts from A to B, you don't control the delivery schedule. Railroads aren't always the fastest or most responsive of shippers. Trucks are better, and best if you own your own trucks and have your own drivers.
 
2018-03-07 11:01:28 PM  

mrmopar5287: If you don't own the railroad schlepping your parts from A to B, you don't control the delivery schedule.


Well, you don't control the delivery schedule if you don't own the roads on which you schlep your parts from A to B. Actually, on a public road, you have even less control - if you have a predictable and large shipping schedule, it is likely you'll get preferential treatment by the railroad business, but you have to share  the public roads with traffic which doesn't care about you at all.

Ah, but that's probably why Musk is also building tunnels, he wants the tightest control on his schedule :)))
 
2018-03-07 11:45:28 PM  

pup.socket: mrmopar5287: If you don't own the railroad schlepping your parts from A to B, you don't control the delivery schedule.

Well, you don't control the delivery schedule if you don't own the roads on which you schlep your parts from A to B. Actually, on a public road, you have even less control - if you have a predictable and large shipping schedule, it is likely you'll get preferential treatment by the railroad business, but you have to share  the public roads with traffic which doesn't care about you at all.

Ah, but that's probably why Musk is also building tunnels, he wants the tightest control on his schedule :)))


If you want to get batteries from factory to assembly plant in the same day, it can be done with a truck. With a railroad? Good luck...

Of course, I hope the Tesla assembly plant has batteries enough for days or weeks of production stacked on site so there are no delays.
 
2018-03-07 11:53:16 PM  

mrmopar5287: If you want to get batteries from factory to assembly plant in the same day, it can be done with a truck. With a railroad? Good luck...


Hey, look, right there next to the Tesla Factory!
 
2018-03-08 12:11:04 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: mrmopar5287: If you want to get batteries from factory to assembly plant in the same day, it can be done with a truck. With a railroad? Good luck...

Hey, look, right there next to the Tesla Factory!


You'd think Toyota picked the location on purpose when they built it. Those Japanese and their submission to the railroad slavery...
 
2018-03-08 01:39:11 AM  
Railheads next to both factories.  No need for a few hundred trucks to haul the batteries back and forth.
 
2018-03-08 01:47:25 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: mrmopar5287: If you want to get batteries from factory to assembly plant in the same day, it can be done with a truck. With a railroad? Good luck...

Hey, look, right there next to the Tesla Factory!


Now find one at the Gigafactory.  There's a spur nearby, but it doesn't go to them yet.
 
2018-03-08 09:18:36 AM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Hey, look, right there next to the Tesla Factory!


pup.socket: You'd think Toyota picked the location on purpose when they built it. Those Japanese and their submission to the railroad slavery...


Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Railheads next to both factories.  No need for a few hundred trucks to haul the batteries back and forth.


Every car manufacturing plant has a rail spur built to connect them. That's how the ship cars out in bulk and for some parts delivery.

What I'm saying is that unless Tesla has a dedicated short-line spur built connecting their battery factory and their assembly plant, good luck getting parts to be delivered the same day. Railroads have lots of customers and the freight lines coming in and out of San Francisco are surely being used. You don't get to just call up a railroad dispatch and say you need parts delivered the same day. They'll laugh at you.
 
2018-03-08 09:43:19 AM  
Traditional 2 dimensional shipping. I'm so disappoint.

Ship them by rocket.
 
2018-03-08 04:49:50 PM  
Yo dawg, I heard you like links so here's a link to a Twitter page that has a link to the Instagram page with the details.
/ #too many links
 
2018-03-08 09:14:24 PM  

pup.socket: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: mrmopar5287: If you want to get batteries from factory to assembly plant in the same day, it can be done with a truck. With a railroad? Good luck...

Hey, look, right there next to the Tesla Factory!

You'd think Toyota picked the location on purpose when they built it. Those Japanese and their submission to the railroad slavery...


Dude, Fremont Assembly was a General Motors plant literally decades before it was the NUMI plant.

GM is the original reason there is a huge ass switchyard right there.

If you follow the rail line south you'll see another huge switchyard by the Great Mall which used to be the  San Jose Assembly for Ford.

When I was in grade school we did a field trip every year to both plants.  It was like 'Scared Straight, Blue Collar Edition' with the plant lineworkers saying shiat like, "Stay in school, go to college, live of your parents." to a bunch of 12 year olds.

Those field trips and hauling sheetrock up flights of stairs in the summer as indentured slave labor for my Dad's construction company is the reason I know as much as I do about computers.
 
2018-03-08 10:40:04 PM  

moike: GM is the original reason there is a huge ass switchyard right there.


Woosh.
 
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