The Tesla Cybertruck has garnered a lot of attention over the past few months as the long-awaited mass production looms. Drone footage shows that the electric automaker has begun building electric pickup trucks at its Giga, Texas plant. Teslarati reported that drone footage captured the manufacturing process, claiming that production of the Tesla Cybertruck is well underway and that a die-casting machine has now been installed. The report further reveals that two 9,000-ton Giga presses have been installed at the plant and that a large number of Cybettruck rear castings have been completed.
Since the first quarter of 2023, Tesla has started producing an alpha version of the Cybertruck for testing and validation purposes. Multiple prototypes of electric pickup trucks have been spotted on public roads, most without any camouflage, while some test mules were recently spotted with camouflaged packages. The latest drone footage shows that the electric car maker is currently installing all the equipment needed to generate electricity for production.
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Tesla aims to start delivering the Cybertruck to customers by the end of the third quarter of this year. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has said the automaker plans to begin production of the electric pickup in September. With that in mind, and a delivery event scheduled for the end of September, it makes sense that the automaker is now gearing up for mass production.
The Tesla Cybertruck debuted in November 2019 and has been one of the most anticipated electric vehicles. With production delayed multiple times for various reasons, the automaker is finally ready to start building electric vehicles. Tesla plans to start limited production and scale up production starting in 2024. According to Elon Musk, the electric car maker expects to produce 375,000 Cybertrucks per year.
First published date: Jun 25, 2023 at 09:42 AM EST