Tesla’s Giga Texas Rumored to Deliver Some Model Y Cars by End of Q1: Report

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All eyes are on Tesla’s upcoming Gigafactories in Berlin, Germany and Austin, Texas, to start production. Based on recent drone flyover videos, these factories appear to be nearly ready.

But when will Tesla start delivery of Model Y vehicles from Giga Austin? According to Electrek, unnamed sources claim Tesla is reportedly aiming to delivery a few by the the end of the first quarter, or end of March.

Tesla is reportedly doing test production batches, say unnamed sources, while the company is also reportedly increasing its hiring efforts in Texas, seeking production associates, which would hint at the start of production.

Earlier this month, we saw 4680 battery production equipment being unloaded at Giga Texas. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said there will be a 2022 opening event at the Gigafactory, similar to what took place at Giga Berlin in Germany.

Back in August, rumours noted Model Y production was either completed or started at Giga Texas. We recently saw a line of blue and black Model Y cars parked outside the Gigafactory.

Below is the latest update shared by Jeff Roberts from Giga Texas on Thursday, January 20, 2022, who unfortunately had to land his drone after it ran out of battery:

Update: Just published is a video from today from Roberts:

Tesla is set to hold its upcoming earnings call on January 26, 2022, with Musk ready to provide a product roadmap update, so we should surely hear about Texas and Germany updates by then.