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First Model Y in Sweden has just been registred, owned by Volvo Cars! 😅 We all know why 😉— Anders S ☀️🌬💧+🔋 🔜 🇸🇪👍🏻 (@AndersSoderqvis) July 10, 2020
1000kg as tow wheight, 1800kg on BE (driver’s license for heavy trailer)..... was hoping for minimum 200kg more... 😏 https://t.co/THjg12tkYn pic.twitter.com/2vYjzES13X
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Model Y will not enter the European market before Giga Berlin is built. Therefore, Volvo imported the car from the Tesla plant in California. We strongly doubt that the Swedish automaker purchased the car so that someone would just drive it, so reverse engineering is the most likely reason. In 2018, Volvo already bought a Model 3, which at that time was not available in Europe, for this purpose.
Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process by which a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or to extract knowledge from the object.
There are many reasons for performing reverse engineering in various fields. Reverse engineering has its origins in the analysis of hardware for commercial or military advantage. However, the reverse engineering process, as such, is not concerned with creating a copy or changing the artifact in some way; it is only an analysis in order to deduce design features from products with little or no additional knowledge about the procedures involved in their original production.
Model Y demonstrates Tesla's continuous improvement. The strategy of the company is that they see their mistakes and immediately correct them, like a running change and keep going continuously. Sandy Munro, after finishing the teardown of Model Y, said the car should become a wake-up call for all automakers, no matter what they produce.
Tesla in Model Y has made incredible improvements in:
- Mega casting
- Heat pump
- Electric motor
A number of these improvements are already revolutionizing the automotive market and should serve as an example for other automakers. Apparently, Volvo is one of the first to seek valuable lessons from Tesla.Follow @EvaFoxU
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.