Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] started production of the first customer examples of its Model X electric high-riding hatch in the fall. The first batch are all high-end 90D versions equipped with Tesla’s biggest battery and you can watch as the vehicles are assembled in this video from YouTube channel The Car Guide - Le Guide de l'auto.
The video takes us inside Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California and shows the production process for the Model X from the initial stamping of the body components to the welding and then the transporting of the completed bodies to the paint shop. Around 160 specialist robots are used in the production process.
Unfortunately, there’s a long waiting list for the Model X, so if you haven’t already put an order in the wait time is going to be at least a year. The entry-level Model X is the 70D, which starts at $81,200, including a $1,200 destination charge. It has a 70-kilowatt-hour battery that the EPA estimates will afford it a driving range of approximately 220 miles.
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