Tesla Cybertruck pilot production line being built at Fremont to streamline Giga Texas rollout: Rumour

Tesla Cybertruck SV
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Earlier this year during Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call, Technoking Elon Musk set expectations for when we might begin to see the first Cybertruck deliveries. Originally planned for a late 2020 release, Musk said they would have to be lucky on several fronts to avoid a production delay.

If the latest rumours are true, luck may be on Tesla’s side and we could begin seeing the first Cybertruck deliveries later this year.

According to a source who revealed information to Tesla FSD beta tester @WholeMarsCatalog, the automaker is currently building a pilot production line at Fremont. Tesla will use what it learns from this line to streamline its installation at rollout at the future home of Cybertruck production, Giga Texas.

After posting the information to Twitter, several more sources corroborated the information saying employees are being told to move to Texas in May or June to begin production in the Lone Star State.

These timelines match up with documentation revealed last year that showed Tesla was targeting May 1, 2021 to have Giga Texas “substantially complete.”

Based on recent drone flyovers showing the progress at the site, including the addition of manufacturing robots and the assembly of a Giga Press, Tesla is well on their way to meeting that target.

Since its unveiling in 2019, the Cybertruck has undergone a few design changes. Elon Musk has teased one of those changes so far – no door handles. We’ll hopefully be learning more when he hopefully reveals the new design sometime in Q2.

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