Tesla Motors Shows Off Model S Workshop

Tesla Motors opened the doors of their workshop in Palo Alto, California to reporters recently to answer questions about their new Model S electric vehicle.

We first covered the car when it was unveiled at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, and again when more details about the all electric vehicle surfaced, including it’s almost $70,000 price tag for the 300 mile version. But this is the first time for images of the car during the manufacturing process.

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Orange painted cars, seen above, are used as crash-test vehicles, and painted the bright color so that Tesla Motors engineers can study the structure’s reaction to impacts.

image via Tesla Motors

In the photo above, technicians are assembling a front sub-frame of a Model S.

image via Tesla Motors

The car seen in the photo above is VIN 8, and is being used as a manufacturing prototype for mass-production. Tesla Motors hopes to have the Model S be mass-produced at a rate of 20,000 per year at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California.

Aaron Colter is a freelance writer and marketing consultant in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Purdue University, he has worked for the NCAA, Dark Horse Comics, Willamette Week, AOL, The Huffington Post, Top Shelf Productions, DigitalTrends, theMIX agency, SuicideGirls, EarthTechling, d'Errico Studios and others. He is also the co-founder of BananaStandMedia.com, a free record label, recording studio, and distribution service for independent musicians.


  • Reply April 1, 2011


    What is a ” Model S Tesla Roadster”. It’s either Model S, or Roadster.

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