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Tesla Planning To Start Production At Giga Texas With Cybertruck, Not Model Y

New leaked information suggests Tesla has changed its Giga Texas plans and is now planning to produce the Cybertruck ahead of the Model Y.
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Giga Texas (also known as Giga Austin) is Tesla’s newest factory in the lone star state. The factory is currently under construction and when complete will be by far Tesla’s largest plant.

For comparison, Tesla’s Shanghai gigafactory has a total area of 210 acres, Giga Texas on the other hand has more than 10 times the size with over 2,400 acres.

Currently, Giga Texas’ construction is progressing rapidly and is widely believed to have overtaken Giga Berlin’s construction progress. Giga Berlin began construction several months ahead but its progress has been hampered by several bureaucratic roadblocks.

Latest reports suggest Giga Texas’s construction has progressed so rapidly it will supply Giga Berlin with 4680 battery packs until the latter can support local production.

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Giga Texas is also expected to employ a new production technique where tunnels under the factory directly supply parts to the production line. Boring Company equipment was recently spotted at the Giga Texas presumably to build said tunnels.

According to Tesla, Giga Texas is initially expected to produce the new Model Y with 4680 cells and a structural battery pack. And Cybertruck production was expected to follow soon after.

Based on Elon Musk’s Tweet, we believe the new Model Y, with the 4680 cells to be built in Giga Berlin and Giga Texas will have a 474-mile range, better performance, and superior handling.

However, getting back to Giga Texas, according to information recently shared by Troy Teslike, Tesla has apparently shifted its schedule, and now Cybertruck is expected to be the first vehicle to start production at Giga Texas.

Troy hasn’t shared the reason behind this move. And on Twitter said, “things are fluid, and plans change quickly and this is the latest plan.” Hinting that Tesla might end up changing back its plans and produce the Model Y first.

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However, if Tesla sticks to the current plan, Troy says the Model Y program at Giga Texas is still progressing fast and the vehicle won’t be too far behind the Cybertruck. Troy estimates the Model Y will come 2 months behind the Cybertruck.

As for the Cybertruck itself, Troy says the post-apocalyptic truck will have Tesla’s newest 4680 cells and a structural battery pack built in Texas.

We will be sure to keep you posted if Tesla shares any information regarding the production schedule shift. Make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/electric-vehicles regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Excited that Tesla is planning to produce the Cybertruck first? Also, why do you think Tesla changed their plan? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.


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Comments

I think that the original plan to produce the Model Y first at Giga Texas was because they needed to have a fallback plan for Texas in case production delays slowed the release of the Cybertruck. That way buyers and the press would view the Cybertruck as coming early, and not very late compared to early production goals.
That would mean Cybertruck development is progressing nicely. Can't wait to see that vehicle on the road!
Cybertruck doesn't require a PAINT SHOP to be functional.