One of the First Texas-Made Tesla Model Y with 4680 Batteries Delivers to Employee
While Tesla delivered its first Texas-made Model Y vehicles at its Cyber Rodeo event, the company was mum on details about who took the first deliveries.
According to information received by Tesla North, one of the first Austin-made Model Y vehicles with the newest 4680 structural battery packs went to Tesla employee, Regan, a Process Engineering Technician at Giga Texas.
“I’m excited to be one of the first to receive the new Texas made Tesla Model Y with the 4680 cells. It’s been an incredible opportunity starting my career with Tesla and I’m looking forward to all the opportunities to come!”, said Regan on Sunday.
“Also, big shoutout to Elon Musk for moving Tesla’s Headquarters to my hometown Austin, TX”, added Regan, standing in front of what appears to be a white Model Y (Long Range or rumoured ‘Standard’?) with 20-inch Induction Wheels, based on the other vehicles parked nearby.
Tesla’s Giga Texas launched on April 7 with a huge event, dubbed Cyber Rodeo. The event included a factory tour for invited guests, plus a presentation from CEO Elon Musk, along with an incredible drone light show and fireworks display to end the night.
The electric automaker confirmed it would start Cybertruck and Semi production in 2023, while also its humanoid robot named Optimus.
Tesla is rumoured to launch a Texas-made Model Y ‘Standard’ Dual Motor soon, according to code found on its website, with the vehicle to include 4680 structural battery packs.