Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed yesterday that he visited the Cybertruck electric pickup production line for a few hours at the Texas Gigafactory, indicating that production of the all-electric pickup will begin soon.
Elon Musk tweeted, “Earlier today I walked the entire Cybertruck pickup line at the Texas GigaFactory for a few hours and it was awesome! Feels like the future.”
Elon Musk’s tweet reveals the important information that the Cybertruck’s production line has been built and a real production area is being assembled as production nears.
Tesla has been working hard to get the Cybertruck into production as soon as possible, but Elon Musk said earlier this year that initial production would begin this summer and mass production would begin in 2024. The Cybertruck is an innovative electric pickup truck that Tesla launched in Hawthorne, California, in November 2019, but production has been delayed several times.
Production delays have been caused by several factors, including the New Crown epidemic affecting battery supply and supply chain efficiency. In addition, Tesla has been optimizing the design, and while Tesla’s chief vehicle designer Franz von Holzhausen says there will never be a moment when the vehicle stops being optimized, the vehicle’s dimensions and features are largely set in stone.
In the past, Tesla vehicles nearing the initial production stage have typically been spotted on public roads as Tesla has been testing them. the Cybertruck is no exception. the all-electric pickup has been photographed frequently since 2023, and yesterday the vehicle was spotted on the test track at Tesla’s Fremont facility.
Tesla has been preparing the Cybertruck for production at its Texas mega-factory for months, and the manufacturing equipment rumoured to be used for the vehicle has been arriving at the plant. Tesla will reportedly use IDRA’s 9,000-ton super die-casting machines to make the Cybertruck’s castings, one of which has already been installed at the Texas Gigafactory and the other will be arriving soon, according to import documents.
Expectations are high for the Cybertruck, with more than a million people reportedly already pre-ordering the pickup.