Tesla’s Giga Texas factory celebrates first Cybertruck production

Jul 15, 2023, 2:30 AM UTC
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Tesla's Giga Texas factory celebrates first Cybertruck production
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After years of anticipation and multiple delays, Tesla‘s groundbreaking Cybertruck is finally inching closer to the hands of eager consumers. On the early morning of July 15th, 2023, Tesla proudly unveiled a snapshot of the first Cybertruck to roll off the assembly line at its state-of-the-art Giga Texas factory in Austin. This significant milestone marks a major step towards meeting the ambitious production timeline set by Elon Musk himself. As the automaker shared the photo of the finished Cybertruck, enthusiasts and industry experts alike could sense that the groundbreaking electric pickup is now on track for limited production and subsequent mass manufacturing.

As pointed out by Electrek, the unveiled vehicle is likely a production intent model, meticulously designed by Tesla to ensure efficient and scalable production methods for the Cybertruck. Sharing a photo of this finished prototype indicates Tesla’s commitment to fulfilling the latest timeline and delivery projections, bringing the highly anticipated vehicle closer to the market.

At the beginning of the year, Elon Musk projected that the volume manufacturing of the Cybertruck would commence in 2024, with limited production potentially starting in the summer of the same year. However, in a recent update to investors, Musk adjusted his forecast, promising a Cybertruck delivery event during the third quarter of 2023. The CEO acknowledged the complexity involved in establishing the manufacturing line for this revolutionary product, highlighting the unique nature of Cybertruck’s production process compared to traditional cars. The distinctive stainless steel frame of the Cybertruck demands intricate manufacturing techniques that differ significantly from conventional vehicle production methods. Tesla has also faced recurring challenges related to its next-generation 4680 battery, further adding to the complexity of bringing the Cybertruck to fruition.

Initially slated for a 2021 release, the Cybertruck was initially expected to start at $39,900 for the single-motor variant, with the three-motor model priced at $70,000. However, Tesla has since refrained from confirming the final pricing, citing various factors that could influence the cost of the Cybertruck. These factors include potential supply chain shortages and the prevailing economic conditions, highlighting Tesla’s commitment to delivering the best possible value to its customers while navigating dynamic market circumstances.

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