9,000 Ton Giga Press Arrives
Idra, the world's leading manufacturer of the Giga Press, something Tesla uses in order to produce vehicles in a large number, has delivered what looks like one of their 9,000 ton giga presses to Giga Texas per drone footage from Joe Tegtmeyer.
Per Idra's comments about the Giga Press, it takes about a month to reassemble on a site and this 9,000 ton one might take a little bit longer. This could mean it is ready in time for Investor Day on March 1st.
Would this mean production could start before then? Probably not - because Tesla still needs to work through quality, testing, and control even when it starts making the first Cybertruck vehicles.
We should eventually see more test vehicles being produced in Q2, 2023 though and on the road - this will be the clue that quality control is happening and the first vehicles are being tested. First customer deliveries could happen in Q3, 2023, if everything goes smoothly.
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This 9,000 ton Giga Press is no doubt being setup in Giga Texas because of the Cybertruck. The Cybertruck was first unveiled in 2019 and it has been a long time for Tesla to get to a point of production - about 4 years.
In fact, this is something Tesla needs to improve on. When Tesla unveils a vehicle, it should be because the vehicle is in the testing phase and is less than a year from production to customers. The Cybertruck is coming up on 3 1/2 years since its unveil on November 21, 2019.
Many people wonder if the Cybertruck is vaporware and they are about to get their answer this year when Tesla begins first deliveries. I'm looking forward to Tesla doing a delivery event with the first Cybertruck vehicles.
One user on Twitter noted that a second press wil be needed for the front casting and if there has been any talk or ETA on that. I don't think we know what type of Giga Press this is - a front or rear casting, that remains to be seen.
Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing the Cybertruck makes some progress. What do you think of the arrival of this Giga Press? Does it signal that the Cybertruck is on schedule?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.