Video Shows Tesla Model S Body Panel Stamping Process [Video]
With deliveries of the all-electric Model S set to begin on June 22nd, Tesla is apparently making a really big deal of this and they will even have live coverage of the first delivery, as opposed to more mainstream manufacturers for whom their first mass-market electric car was delivered to the first customer in a parking lot with (almost) nobody watching.
Also, if you thought that Teslas were built in the American equivalent of a shed, well, think again! They employ very modern technology in the making of their cars, like robots and hydraulic presses, among others, in order for them to reach their target of 5000 cars per year.
Worth mentioning is the fact that Tesla “is one of the few companies in the world producing a steel-reinforced aluminum car." This material gives exactly the benefits you have come to expect from unusual materials used in the auto industry, less weight and more strength – both being an important factor in the making of the Model S, as it needs to be light so that it doesn’t use up its juice too quickly while also maintaining its structural rigidity under the weight of all those batteries.