Tesla shared details about their factory shutdown and retooling that happened in July. "we upgraded the assembly line, added capacity to the body shop, enhanced powertrain assembly, and revamped facilities for our employees. The result of this retooling phase, which complemented ongoing upgrade work, is a much-expanded operation that allows us to produce more cars, faster, while increasing automation and providing a more inviting work environment."
"The line is now running at about 1,000 cars a week with the potential for significantly more with minor adjustments."
Check out the link for the full blog post and the videos posted detailing scenes from the factory.
Motortrend shares an update to their long-term Model S car and they share specifically about the over-the-air updates. Tesla is unique in that they can push software updates to their cars over-the-air without the car needing to go into a service center. This provides Tesla the opportunity (and advantage) to continually improve their software and build better functionality into the car (both new cars and old).
In a post I wrote a few months ago I detail Tesla's software advantage in three main areas: battery management, new features via software updates, and continuous feedback.
"Tesla Motors said it will replace defective drive units in certain Model S cars sold in Norway after some owners reported the parts were wearing out. Tesla said a part connecting the drive motor to the gearbox could fail because it didn't get enough grease applied when it was manufactured."
"'Unfortunately, this happened when a large batch of cars were produced for Norway, affecting approximately 1,100 vehicles. Approximately 1% have experienced premature wear out' of the coupling, the company said in a statement."