gigafactory texas

Tesla Model Y Bodies for 2170 Battery Packs Spotted at Giga Texas [VIDEO]

As seen in images from Gigafactory Texas, Tesla appears to be testing or producing Model Y units with structural packs comprising next-generation 4680 cells and non-structural packs made up of traditional 2170 cells at the facility. Both versions of these Model Y bodies were spotted at Giga Texas in drone footage captured by @JoeTegtmeyer on […]

Tesla Gigafactory Texas Files Permit for 500,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

Following news that Tesla has ramped up production at its Gigafactory Texas, the automaker will also be expanding the location by half a million square feet. Tesla has officially filed a permit to expand Giga Texas by 500,000 square feet, as seen in a filing application dated June 29 (via @Sawyer_Merritt). The filing says the […]

Tesla’s Giga Texas Ramps Up Production, Adds Model Y Long Range: Report

According to a report from Electrek, Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, is currently capable of producing “at least 2,000” Model Y units per week. Sources told the publication that Giga Texas has ramped up production to several thousand vehicles per week. People familiar with the developments at the site also said the plant is making […]

Solar Panels Coming Together at Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas [VIDEO]

Tesla’s solar panels at its Gigafactory Texas are starting to come together, as seen in a new 4K drone video from Jeff Roberts shared on Wednesday. The shots span the entire length of the outside of the factory, showing the solar panels from afar. In February, it was discovered that Tesla’s Giga Texas solar panels’ […]

Here are Some of the Best Giga Texas Factory Tours from Cyber Rodeo [VIDEOS]

A pair of recently published videos from Singapore YouTuber Daren Yoong give us an attendee’s perspective of Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo event last week to celebrate the grand opening of the electric vehicle (EV) maker’s $1.1 billion USD Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. Yoong’s coverage comprises some of the best videos we’ve seen so far of the […]

Watch Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo Event in Just 3 Minutes [VIDEO]

To celebrate the grand opening of its $1.1 billion USD Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, Tesla held the ‘Cyber Rodeo’ event at the facility on Thursday. Check out a 3-minute-30-second “Gigacut” of the entire live event below, courtesy of Sam Alexander: After a mesmerizing drone light show, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to the stage and […]

Tesla Plans Huge Battery Energy Storage Facility at Giga Texas

A newly discovered permit application filing from March 25 indicates that Tesla is planning on building an up to 53-acre on-site battery energy storage system (BESS), along with a switchyard, at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas (via @SawyerMerritt). Tesla enthusiast and sleuth Sawyer Merritt, who uncovered the permit filing, wagers that Tesla would use its […]

Batch of Tesla Model Y Cars in White Spotted at Giga Texas

Drone pilot @JoeTegtmeyer spotted 11 Model Y units parked in a lot outside of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas on Friday. The Model Y units were noticed as parked near a group of black Model Y units, amidst near completion for the factory. Tegtmeyer plans to release a YouTube channel later today depicting a drone […]

Tesla’s GigaFest Texas Grand Opening Event Permit Approved

Tesla is preparing to open another U.S. factory in Austin, Texas in the coming weeks Travis County, Texas officials approved Tesla’s GigaFest Texas grand opening party at the new Gigafactory in Austin, just two weeks ahead of the event, as reported by @BlueSkyKites on Tuesday (via @Sawyer_Merritt). According to a note, the event includes a […]

Tesla’s Giga Texas Lot Showing Over 400 Model Y Cars [VIDEO]

Footage from Tesla’s American Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, captured on Thursday, March 10, and shared by Jeff Roberts shows hundreds of Model Y units manufactured at the facility parked in the lots outside as more roll off the production line. Thursday marked day 596 of construction at Giga Texas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

Tesla Model Y Deliveries from Giga Texas Just One Approval Away, Says EPA

Tesla will be clear to start delivering Model Y units produced at its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, with 4680 battery cells and the automaker’s new structural battery pack as soon as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves the vehicle for sale — reports Teslarati. Tesla previously confirmed that operations at Gigafactory Texas would begin with […]