The Tesla Model S luxury sedan is finally on the golden path to its big debut for deliveries to begin. To further tease the car a little bit more, Tesla has just released a quick video outlining the paint process of each model.
The body is first submerged in a special pre-treatment bath where the aluminum is dipped in a bath for rust protection. Next, the body is then dipped again, but in a 75,000 gallon tank filled with an advanced electro-coating solution, which is describe to help bring out the appearance of the following paint layers.
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Once the dipping is complete, the car is then baked at 350 degrees in an oven to “seal” the anti-corrosion protection. Afterwards, Tesla’s handymen then apply sealer to make sure the body is watertight and quiet.
Then, the car receives its first coat of primer, and the rest is pretty much self-explanatory.
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On a slightly different note, Tesla also announced that they will be providing owners with one year of free wireless connectivity in their Model S. Owners can tune into internet radio from around the world, utilize apps like Pandora, mapping and navigation apps, browse the Internet et al.
As I write this post, Tesla also has a counter until d-day (delivery-day!) and only eight days remain until deliveries start. It’s about time!
Until then, check out the video that Tesla released below.
Refresher: The Tesla Model S sedan can be recharged from any 120v, 208v or 240v outlet. Depending on which Model S trim-level you chose, the all-electric sedan will provide you with a total range of 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge. 0 to 60 comes in just 5.6 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 130 mph. Pricing is expected to come in at $49,900 after a federal tax credit of $7,500. A $5,000 reservation fee is required but is refundable.
- By: Chris Chin