Just a few days after the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation completed their review of the Giga Texas Stamping area, crews have fired up the stamping machines inside the factory.
In a drone flyover of Giga Texas on Sunday, December 5, 2021, Joe Tegtmeyer captured footage of two dumpsters filled with scrap Model Y body parts.
Although it is taken from a distance, we can clearly see Model Y frunks as well as what appears by side body panels of the electric SUV.
As suggested by Tegtmeyer, this likely means Tesla has started testing and calibrating the stamping equipment as the factory nears the start of production.
Tesla is still hoping that could begin this year, but even if it does it will still be a few months until made-in-Texas deliveries begin.
You can watch the full drone flyover below, which starts with the footage of the stampings.