Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas could commence production test runs within weeks, although full-scale production is still months away.
Tesla’s new Gigafactory that’s being built near Austin, Texas is expected to be completed this year, before it begins full-scale production in 2022. However, the first vehicles may roll off the production line way sooner than that, just weeks from now, according to one source familiar with the matter.
We previously reported over a month ago that Tesla had already begun testing the robots that will assemble the Model Y, they had also started casting parts for the vehicle, then the first and most recent sign of production was a Model Y body. The latter was most likely used to check clearances before the robots were installed in that part of the factory, but it’s clear Tesla is doing all it can to start production as quickly as possible.
Now Teslarati says it has insider information that production may start as early as next week, albeit not full-scale production of road-ready vehicles. First, Tesla will perform test runs to make sure the entire manufacturing process is ready, but once those are completed, actual production of Model Ys that will reach customers can begin; the source says that moment is some two months away.
Once Model Y production is ramped up, Tesla will shift its focus to Cybertruck and Semi production at the new Austin facility. Both are expected to be built at Giga Texas; initial plans predicted the first Cybertrucks would be...
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