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      08-17-2018, 04:09 PM   #1
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Here's the list for 2018 (according to cars.com)

https://www.cars.com/articles/carsco...0&BAC=acqmar20
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      08-17-2018, 04:13 PM   #2
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Kind of interesting that they are all made in a relatively small geographical region.
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I see 9 no's
I got through the first nine and wondered which one was a yes. Then I saw the tenth and it all made sense.
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For the exception of anything post 2016 models it would be a no there too.
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Interesting that none of the Tesla products made the list.
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Interesting that none of the Tesla products made the list.
I assume you're kidding. Those big battery plants in Vermont?
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Interesting that none of the Tesla products made the list.
I assume you're kidding. Those big battery plants in Vermont?
Actually the Gigafactory is in Nevada (just outside Reno). This is where the batteries are made in partnership Panasonic.
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I read a different article saying Corvette was #1. Need to find it. I guess they looked at slightly different criteria.
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I assume you're kidding. Those big battery plants in Vermont?
No, I wasn't kidding. The chassis for all 3 models are made in California. Battery made in Nevada. Not sure the country sourcing for the electric motors and the converter. I figured the Model S was at least 85% USA sourced. The American Labeling Act determines USA content by dollar value of the components, and considering the Teslas are built at the old NUMMI factory in Fremont, CA not sure why they are not on the list.

Google search shows 55% for Model 3. Articles from 2014 had speculated the Model 3 at 85%.

Like I said, interesting.
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Interesting that none of the Tesla products made the list.
I assume you're kidding. Those big battery plants in Vermont?
Actually the Gigafactory is in Nevada (just outside Reno). This is where the batteries are made in partnership Panasonic.
But the heavy metals are all Chinese, right? Final assembly is in Nevada, but if the raw material is Chinese, then it's not going to count as US material.
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Four of the top 10 are foreign companies - 3 Honda and Acura
Technically... 4 out of the top 7. And all made by Honda. Pretty impressive!
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