• Inside the Tesla Motors high-tech Model S factory

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    Date:20 June 2014 Tags:, ,

    When Tesla’s Model S sedan proved vulnerable to impact-related battery fires last year, the company acted quickly. Although only three cars caught fire, Tesla developed a new aluminium and titanium underbody shield system to further protect the battery, which is located under the floor (existing models will be retrofitted). With its flexible, high-tech Model S assembly plant in Fremont, California, the company was able to swiftly implement the safety modifications.

    Take a peek inside Tesla’s Model S factory to see how this revolutionary battery-powered vehicle is made…

    – Andrew Del-Colle

     

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