Will Covin19 delay the Cybertruck build?

  • Yes - some impact

    Votes: 24 63.2%
  • No - Covid-19 will have a vaccine in time.

    Votes: 14 36.8%

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I'm with Elon on this. The panic is way worse than the virus. Shutting down everyone to protect the vulnerable is ridiculous. It just a cold, yes a particularly nasty one but there is another way to do this. Quarantine the vulnerable and let everyone else get on with their lives. I know this sounds harsh but in june and july if this drags on it will be the only solution anyway. I'm purely saying this because I want CT now and if a few boomers have to... 🤒
COVD-19 is not just a disease of the "vulnerable". Public policy with that assumption is, well, poor public policy. Until we know more policy has to be to limit exposure. Sit tight, don't panic, we're working on it...........unfortunately we have no effective federal policy/help.........
 

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I'm with Elon on this. The panic is way worse than the virus. Shutting down everyone to protect the vulnerable is ridiculous. It just a cold, yes a particularly nasty one but there is another way to do this. Quarantine the vulnerable and let everyone else get on with their lives. I know this sounds harsh but in june and july if this drags on it will be the only solution anyway. I'm purely saying this because I want CT now and if a few boomers have to... 🤒
There's a caveat here. Many of Elon's best customers will get sick, and many will die. And they each may support one or more dependents. The projections right could now result in hundreds of thousands of family tragedies, in the next year, due to this virus alone. True, it may be inevitable, for example, in my personal life with me at age 70, with 3 young dependents... My dream is to survive to take CT delivery! And use it for a new family business, much rather than to die waiting...
 

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There's a caveat here. Many of Elon's best customers will get sick, and many will die. And they each may support one or more dependents. The projections right could now result in hundreds of thousands of family tragedies, in the next year, due to this virus alone. True, it may be inevitable, for example, in my personal life with me at age 70, with 3 young dependents... My dream is to survive to take CT delivery! And use it for a new family business, much rather than to die waiting...
This reality sucks as I have family that are at risk as well! Wishing you good health, Mark, and good luck as well!
 
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Tesla is apparently planning to defy a shutdown order at its Fremont factory after a “shelter in place” order in the Bay Area is forcing people to stay home.
Six counties in the Bay Area have issued a “shelter in place” order with the hope to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and flatten the growth of the virus.
They stated:
Everyone is to work from home, or stop working, unless they provide an essential service: healthcare workers; police, fire and other emergency responders.
It’s unclear how they plan to enforce the measure, but they have made the sheriffs and police chiefs responsible for compliance.

Tesla’s Fremont factory, where it produces most of its electric vehicles, is located in one of those six counties and has been suspected to shut down when the order goes into effect at midnight tonight.
However, we have received several reports from Tesla employees stating that they were told by the company that they plan to be in operation tomorrow.
We contacted Tesla several times about the status of the factory following the “shelter in place” order, but the automaker didn’t respond.
It’s unclear if the automaker managed to get an exemption as the order does mention a possible exemption for “auto-supply.”
Update: local autorities have confirmed Tesla is exempt and Elon Musk commented to employees in an email: Elon Musk says ‘coronavirus panic is worse than virus itself’ in email to Tesla employees
Tesla appears to defy Bay Area shutdown
 

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Tesla is apparently planning to defy a shutdown order at its Fremont factory after a “shelter in place” order in the Bay Area is forcing people to stay home.
Six counties in the Bay Area have issued a “shelter in place” order with the hope to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and flatten the growth of the virus.
They stated:

It’s unclear how they plan to enforce the measure, but they have made the sheriffs and police chiefs responsible for compliance.

Tesla’s Fremont factory, where it produces most of its electric vehicles, is located in one of those six counties and has been suspected to shut down when the order goes into effect at midnight tonight.
However, we have received several reports from Tesla employees stating that they were told by the company that they plan to be in operation tomorrow.
We contacted Tesla several times about the status of the factory following the “shelter in place” order, but the automaker didn’t respond.
It’s unclear if the automaker managed to get an exemption as the order does mention a possible exemption for “auto-supply.”


Tesla appears to defy Bay Area shutdown
I also work in an "essential" industry, on the utility side of things, and am exempt from sheltering in place. Tesla can easily make a case that they are also essential, since people working in essential trades need transportation, and many of them drive Teslas. The factory doesn't just make new cars, it also makes parts for existing cars. Therefore they need to keep making parts so essential workers can go to work.

All auto manufacturers can make this claim. I hope that makes sense.
 

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I'm sure AJDelange will calculate it to a certainty based on Kirchoff's current law in conjunction with an assumption that chickens are spherical.
But chickens aren't spherical... there in a spherical vacuum. :p
 

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My county just entered lockdown today and my job is uninterrupted for the most part. Hopefully that means all our Doritos trucks are still in order.
 
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"Tesla must obey the “shelter in place” order put into place in the San Francisco Bay Area and is not allowed to build new cars at its Fremont factory, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s office."

They are allowed essential operations like payroll.

Shutting down will likely delay Cybertruck. Unless engineers are running CAD/CAM at home on their laptops.
 

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"Tesla must obey the “shelter in place” order put into place in the San Francisco Bay Area and is not allowed to build new cars at its Fremont factory, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s office."

They are allowed essential operations like payroll.

Shutting down will likely delay Cybertruck. Unless engineers are running CAD/CAM at home on their laptops.
Most large companies, and especially tech companies, use VDI's so you can access your desktop from literally any computer. So yes, they can likely access CAD from their laptops. I work for a large appliance manufacturer and our design engineers have this ability.
 

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Most large companies, and especially tech companies, use VDI's so you can access your desktop from literally any computer. So yes, they can likely access CAD from their laptops. I work for a large appliance manufacturer and our design engineers have this ability.
Last time I did "design" work as an EE it was on CRTs. I was fancy because I had two CRTs hanging from a contraption over one of my desks (an old drafting table). So my experience is dated.

Well, since they can remote in to the CAD/CAM, everything should be on schedule. If they can keep their cats off of their keyboards.
 

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Yep! We just got the word we are shutting down as well. We have been told to work from home, as i am guessing Tesla is doing as well.
 

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"Tesla must obey the “shelter in place” order put into place in the San Francisco Bay Area and is not allowed to build new cars at its Fremont factory, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s office."

They are allowed essential operations like payroll.

Shutting down will likely delay Cybertruck. Unless engineers are running CAD/CAM at home on their laptops.
So essentially they must stop all the profit producing activity such as making cars but continue profit draining activities such as payroll. :D.
 

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yes, but those profit draining activities are what is needed to keep CT factory moving forward
 

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