With the Tesla Cybertruck likely to hit volume production next year, it seems that the automaker is already preparing to produce the vehicle at its Gigafactory in Texas.
Tesla ordered new systems from specialized parts suppliers to produce Cybertruck drivetrains in Texas, suggesting that the automaker could begin production on the futuristic truck by July 2023, according to German publication TeslaMag.
The information, as obtained by industry circles reaching out to TeslaMag, is right on track with CEO Elon Musk’s statements saying that Cybertruck production will begin in mid-2023.
It’s worth noting TeslaMag had previously reported on Tesla’s planned shut down of Giga Berlin to increase Model Y production, which proved to be accurate.
In particular, Tesla has placed an order from Italian casting machine manufacturer IDRA, the same company that makes the automaker’s massive Giga Press machines.
Tesla Cybertruck Giga Press Shown Off at IDRA Open House [PICS] https://t.co/7h1a0ZE6e7
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While IDRA did not detail Tesla’s order by name, a company executive talked about a leading worldwide manufacturer of alternative fuel vehicles.
Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas in the U.S. is already having machines built that are expected to have a capacity of around 750,000 drive units per year, if they run continuously.
In May, Tesla stopped taking Cybertruck orders in China and Europe, with Musk saying that demand had been exceeding production “to a ridiculous degree.”
Tesla is planning to pause production this month at Giga Berlin to add production lines and increase overall output capacity.