Tesla has reached a significant milestone in the construction of Giga Texas by firing up the Giga Press and completing the first casting late last night.
At least one of those massive casting machines is now operational. According to a source at the construction site that spoke with drone operator Joe Tegtmeyer, the first Model Y rear casting was completed at around 8:00pm CDT (6:00pm PST) last night.
Unfortunately Tegtmeyer was unable to capture the first casting in his drone flyover, but was able to see crews around the Giga Press, showing that it was indeed up and running.
Tesla is targeting to have the first cars rolling off the production line at Giga Texas later this year. Those first vehicles will be the Model Y, hopefully followed soon thereafter by the Cybertruck.
13 May 2021 Giga Texas IMAGES! First test casting completed! Big changes at north pond area, foundations E&W progress, excavation pit footings, and a tour around the site! Check out my YouTube Video (@JoeTegtmeyer) later today & please subscribe! pic.twitter.com/qtyUldcN6w
— Joe Tegtmeyer (@JoeTegtmeyer) May 13, 2021