Tesla is dropping the hammer on employee leakers

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Tesla should produce high-quality still and video imagery, allow employees to take photos, or shut down all employee photography and videography. My preference would be the first. We are at a point where delivery should begin in a bit over a month so it is almost moot now.
 

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allow employees to take photos, or shut down all employee photography and videography.
they're threading the needle as some employees require their phones and taking photos - thus the 'photo passes'

to date I think Tesla hasn't terribly minded the occasional leaked photo of a certain variety

but I suspect this restriction now is due in large part to a few of the more recent leaks having betrayed some information that is material non-public information regarding production status.

read those tea leaves how you may
 

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I also wonder if this because they're ramping up the production line. Got to take control now that they'll be producing a lot more between now and the official unveiling
 


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I also wonder if this because they're ramping up the production line. Got to take control now that they'll be producing a lot more between now and the official unveiling
could be

though, from a corporate perspective, leaks of being *behind* are more problematic than leaks of being on schedule/ahead

if this sort of thinking is in play (who knows), it's more likely the former than latter - since the trucks and other GFTX scenes we're seeing so far are not of trucks being built on the 'production line'

see, e.g., all the recent videos from Joe of trucks in assembly areas that aren't the line floor, surrounded by boxes of parts, vehicles in various states of assembly

certain production line tools are being used and validated, increasingly, and candidate production parts are being used and validated. these RC1s are still largely hand built, even if decreasingly so

in any event, lots of reasons for Tesla to decide to tighten up - afterall, what's more surprising is that they hadn't long ago
 

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Isn't the picture of the warning email Cybertruck related, and wouldn't that that be in violation of the rule? :unsure:
 
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they're threading the needle as some employees require their phones and taking photos - thus the 'photo passes'

to date I think Tesla hasn't terribly minded the occasional leaked photo of a certain variety

but I suspect this restriction now is due in large part to a few of the more recent leaks having betrayed some information that is material non-public information regarding production status.

read those tea leaves how you may
It really doesn’t matter to me. A year ago, yes, but not now. We are getting plenty of information outside of the factory. These workers should protect their jobs first nd foremost.
 


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As long as Tesla has documented official employee rules of conduct, they have every right to restrict the use of cameras of any type while on Tesla property. This is normal is virtually every company. Employees don't have the "right" to do things within the boundaries of a company they work for when there are rules that limit what they can do. It's the same as smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs while on company property. If you're not willing to follow the rules, be prepared to be fired. I'm getting tired of all the leaks anyway because the majority give false information (prototypes, not final versions). It would be nice if people started to abide by rules instead of flaunting them.
 

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As long as Tesla has documented official employee rules of conduct, they have every right to restrict the use of cameras of any type while on Tesla property. This is normal is virtually every company. Employees don't have the "right" to do things within the boundaries of a company they work for when there are rules that limit what they can do. It's the same as smoking, drinking alcohol and taking drugs while on company property. If you're not willing to follow the rules, be prepared to be fired. I'm getting tired of all the leaks anyway because the majority give false information (prototypes, not final versions). It would be nice if people started to abide by rules instead of flaunting them.
Totaly agrea !!!!!! ;) 🤙
 

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could be

though, from a corporate perspective, leaks of being *behind* are more problematic than leaks of being on schedule/ahead

if this sort of thinking is in play (who knows), it's more likely the former than latter - since the trucks and other GFTX scenes we're seeing so far are not of trucks being built on the 'production line'

see, e.g., all the recent videos from Joe of trucks in assembly areas that aren't the line floor, surrounded by boxes of parts, vehicles in various states of assembly

certain production line tools are being used and validated, increasingly, and candidate production parts are being used and validated. these RC1s are still largely hand built, even if decreasingly so

in any event, lots of reasons for Tesla to decide to tighten up - afterall, what's more surprising is that they hadn't long ago
Question is just how much of it has to be "hand built". If they got the design right it should be well under 20hours per CT. Apparently GS is doing MY in 2.5 hours end to end. If they’re doing their unboxed assembly it might even be less!!

I'm pretty sure GFA will be running 3 shifts 24/7 to get some out the door. Let's do some math:

GFA Production
Date Predictions
DaysIncreaseUnits per dayUnits per weekMonthTotal UnitsShift EmployeesHrs per CT
1-Aug-23​
0%​
1-Sep-23​
31​
30%​
7​
49​
217​
217​
29​
100​
1-Oct-23​
30​
140%​
17​
118​
504​
721​
70​
90​
1-Nov-23​
31​
120%​
37​
259​
1146​
1867​
154​
60​
1-Dec-23​
30​
100%​
74​
517​
2218​
4084​
308​
50​
1-Jan-24​
31​
90%​
140​
983​
4354​
8438​
585​
40​
1-Feb-24​
31​
70%​
239​
1671​
7402​
15840​
995​
30​
1-Mar-24​
29​
60%​
382​
2674​
11079​
26918​
1592​
20​
1-Apr-24​
31​
45%​
554​
3877​
17172​
44090​
2308​
10​
1-May-24​
30​
25%​
692​
4847​
20772​
64862​
2885​
8​
1-Jun-24​
31​
15%​
796​
5574​
24684​
89547​
3318​
6​
1-Jul-24​
30​
10%​
876​
6131​
26277​
115824​
3650​
4​
1-Aug-24​
31​
5%​
920​
6438​
28510​
144334​
3832​
4​
1-Sep-24​
31​
4%​
956​
6695​
29651​
173985​
3985​
1-Oct-24​
30​
3%​
985​
6896​
29555​
203540​
4105​
1-Nov-24​
31​
3%​
1015​
7103​
31457​
234997​
4228​
1-Dec-24​
30​
3%​
1045​
7316​
31355​
266352​
4355​
1-Jan-25​
31​
2%​
1066​
7463​
33048​
299400​
4442​
1-Feb-25​
31​
2%​
1087​
7612​
33709​
333109​
4531​
1-Mar-25​
28​
2%​
1109​
7764​
31056​
364166​
4621​
1-Apr-25​
31​
2%​
1131​
7919​
35071​
399237​
4714​
1-May-25​
30​
2%​
1154​
8078​
34619​
433855​
4808​
1-Jun-25​
31​
1%​
1165​
8158​
36130​
469986​
4856​
1-Jul-25​
30​
1%​
1177​
8240​
35314​
505300​
4905​
1-Aug-25​
31​
1%​
1189​
8322​
36856​
542156​
4954​

On a Graph the first year looks like this:

Tesla Cybertruck Tesla is dropping the hammer on employee leakers 1692422068130


So I should see mine around March/April I hope. ;)

But more importantly it shows the interdependence between hours required to assemble a CT and the amount of employees per shift also required to reach the 400k CTs per year proposed.

Note that the employee numbers are per shift, so 3 shifts would equal around 12,000 people per day for 400k a year production rate. I heard GA was meant to employ 25k or so? I've reduced the CT hours on the right over a year, by which time they should be meeting the 400k a year targets, and I'm assuming around 4 hours per CT.

Obviously these are just guesses, but they do give a indication of what is involved, and roughly how many people are needed to make up the hours required for CT production. The biggest "hour per unit" reduction, obviously comes from automation and reduction in parts, along with faster cycle times at each station.

Now in comparison a VW Golf takes 20 hours a Toyota Corolla around 18 hours. So a MY is being made in Shanghai at nearly an order of magnitude faster than them, which frankly is insane.

That's nearly like just sending a magnet base frame down the assembly line and the parts jump on there from the side convey belts, magnetically, to make a car. 🤪
 

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Joe Justice(in an interview) did say parts will move through the factory at freeway speeds.

Not that I'm taking his word as Gospel, but he is making a point. The building is purpose built with new production techniques in mind. We have to expect 'to go one better'. If production has been modified to improve throughput, what are we talking about ? 10% or 50% faster ?

Elon did say competitors will one day catch up.. but Tesla should remain the leader in factories. 10% improvement doesn't cut it.

I think we maybe need to brace ourselves .. Production speed may surprise even the most optimistic.
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