The official opening of Giga Texas is getting closer by the day, with rumours circulating that the first Model Y deliveries could happen before the end of March.
The new factory will be producing more than just the Model Y. Tesla also plans to manufacture the Cybertruck in Austin, which according to other rumours has been pushed back to 2023.
While production may be months away, a new rumour has surfaced that Tesla will complete a major milestone in the development of the Cybertruck by firing up the first 8,000 ton Giga Press.
According to Tesla owner and investor Buttershrimp (@buttershrimp), that milestone will take place next month.
@SawyerMerritt I have learned first hand that Tesla Cybertruck gigapress is set to begin operating next month.
— Buttershrimp (@thebuttershrimp) January 25, 2022
In a discussion with Drive Tesla, the Twitter user confirmed the information came from a source with direct knowledge of the plans.
While we haven’t been able to confirm the rumour, Tesla did take delivery of a new Giga Press earlier this month. The factory already has three Giga Press machines installed, more than enough to begin Model Y production.
A recent drone flyover also revealed foundations have already been prepared for two additional Giga Presses.
Drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer tells Drive Tesla that two more Giga Press foundations have since been prepared further east from where the current foundations sit. In addition to the new foundations, heavy duty bridge cranes are also being installed above the easy bay, indicating Tesla might be expecting a larger load on this side of the Giga Press area.
Tesla currently uses 6,000 ton Giga Press machines, built by IDRA, to manufacture single piece front and rear castings for the Model 3 and Model Y.
We will hopefully be getting an update on when Cybertruck production will begin at the earnings call tomorrow.
You can read more about the massive 8,000 Cybertruck Giga Press below.