Tesla Semi Trucks carrying batteries from GF to Fremont Factory

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Oh, that’s why the production bottleneck: Waiting for reliable parts movement from NV to CA.
Here comes my new car!!!
Haha we should track the Semi as it drives from Reno to Fremont, and every time there's traffic, oops, there's your production delay! :D
 
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Amazing to see these alpha models (they’re not even beta) being put to real work! Wasn’t expecting that till much later. The head of Daimler Trucks will soon be eating his words.
 
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Sparks to Fremont is an excellent test run for these trucks. Up mountains, down mountains, hot, cold, rain, snow, ice, open roads and city traffic.
This is real world testing, rather than doing laps on a test track. I drove for a few decades and would "almost' volunteer for this testing.
Semi Truck sales might be a good place to bring back the referal program. After the lower margin fleet sales, the independent operator should be a higher margin group.
Having the drivers give rides, demos, and talking on the radio all day could be a very fruitful maketing approach. As for Daimler, they would just move production to Mexico. Just ask the folks in Kelowna and Portland.