Tesla is getting ready to put its new Tesla Model X into production, the vehicle is expected to launch early next year, and it is designed to be a crossover electric vehicle.
Tesla is apparently gearing up for production of the Model X at its factory in Fremont, CA, the company is expanding the factory with a $100 million dollar renovation, which includes adding in 25 robots, and upgrading its assembly line ready for the model X.
At the moment Tesla only produces ones vehicle, the Tesla Model S, but when the Model X goes into production, the two vehicles will be built side by side at the company’s factory.
The new robots that are being introduced at the Fremont factory will boost the company’s overall production by around 25 percent, this will allow the two EVs to be built in the same assembly line.
Tesla has apparently halted production of the Model S to make the upgrades to the factory, but the downtime will be limited, and production will start again in around two weeks.
As the Tesla Model X is going to launch in the second quarter of 2015, Tesla will be able to use the upgraded factory to produce more Model S vehicles until Model X production starts.
The company is also working on their third electric vehicle, the Tesla Model III, which will take on the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and the Mercedes C Class, although this model wont launch until 2016.
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