“Giga Texas factory will be an asskicker,” says a recent comment from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and judging by how well things are progressing at the 2,481-acre Gigafactory site in Austin, Texas, that statement will certainly hold up.
In a recently published YouTube video, Jeff Roberts gives us another progress update on day 120 of construction at Gigafactory Austin.
With the floor supports already laid and ready, the 4K video showcases steel beams going up across the site. The most significant progress made is on the gazebos for the building structures, which are now much farther along as compared to previous progress updates. It looks like Giga Texas is finally going vertical, folks!
The construction crew looks to be laser-focused and moving at a pretty fast pace, as evidenced by the impressive progress made on the site in a mere four months.
Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory was originally intended to manufacture the EV pioneer’s futuristic Cybertruck, but, according to a recent filing, will also be manufacturing 4680 battery cells. The site is now also projected to create 15,000 jobs, up from Tesla’s previous estimates of about 9,000.
With construction on track, Tesla is aiming for the Gigafactory to be mostly operational by May 2021, and producing Cybertrucks by summer 2021.