Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been very active on Twitter on Saturday, detailing the roll out of Full Self-Driving beta and now answering a question related to the company’s upcoming Cybertruck.
When asked by Gary Black about Cybertruck updates, Musk said, “Update probably in Q2. Cybertruck will be built at Giga Texas, so focus right now is on getting that beast built.”
Update probably in Q2. Cybertruck will be built at Giga Texas, so focus right now is on getting that beast built.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 6, 2021
During Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call, Musk said the company had finished “almost all of the Cybertruck engineering,” noting “we’re no longer iterating at the design center level or design level. We’ve got the designs fixed,” said Musk.
As for building Cybertruck at Giga Texas, Musk said they would soon order the equipment needed to make the Cybertruck work, emphasizing they will be using “even bigger Tesla machines for the rear body of Cybertruck.”
This means an 8,000 tonne casting press for the rear body casting, instead of a 6,000 tonne casting press for the Model Y.
“If we get lucky, we’ll be able to do a few deliveries toward the end of this year,” said Musk, adding he expects volume production in 2022.
The latest construction update on Giga Texas can be seen below from Jeff Roberts, filmed on Saturday, March 5, 2021:
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