So, electric cars and electric EVERYTHING are with us to stay. . .what to do, what to do?
We pop out to Fremont, California about a one hour drive south of San Francisco to have a look-see at the Tesla factory, listen to a rap by a company rep, and see what’s what.
Our overall impression is that this place and this company are impressive. The Tesla factory is an old facility that Tesla purchased from GM/Toyota a number of years ago. Tesla has been in business since 2003, and they are well on the way to changing the world in dramatic ways.
The main thing to note is that Tesla is not simply a car company…they are a sustainable energy company and are working toward providing sustainable electric power for cars, homes, businesses, towns, cities, and who knows, possibly everything on the entire planet at some point. . .wow, impressive indeed. . .and totally possible, I think.
We ride around a golf cart inside the plant, and we are shown Tesla automobiles being built from the raw aluminum sheet metal stage…parts being stamped out…supplies and parts being delivered to assembly stations…quality control pods…worker break areas…large welding stations…painting units…battery assembly and installation…final assembly…vehicles rolling off of the line. . .WOW!–most of this stuff is being done by giant robots–WOWEEWOWOW!!
The main thing that strikes me as a dude who grew up on the outskirts of Detroit surrounded by steel mills and auto assembly plants is how clean and quiet it is in here. It almost feels like not much is happening…like nothing is being built–especially cars. . .this amazes me! They are building high performance electric automobiles in here, and it feels like folks are kinda hangin’ out and waving to us as we drive by. . .fascinating.
Of course, there are concerns regarding the financial survival of Tesla at the moment, but I have faith in this Elon Musk dude–the founder and leader of Tesla–he is heading toward a point way down the path that not many folks can see, and I have a feeling that he is going to reach that point and even surpass it.
Plus, these cars are wonderful…sleek, fast, clean, simple, and somewhat like magic carpets–it is almost dizzying to ride in one for the first time: quiet, sophisticated, powerful, mind-blowing…jaaaa!
Do your due diligence if you are considering acquiring a Tesla automobile, and if you can come on out to Fremont and tour the factory, chat with a rep, ride in a vehicle…do it. . .it may change your life forever and ever and lead you into the future RIGHT NOW.
I send you juiced-up vibes from the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. . .feel them. . .they are shockingly soothing.
It’s lovely out there.