Since then the production lines have switched to making the Long Range variant with the 2170 cells, with those vehicles now making up the majority of Model Ys being built at the factory while Tesla ramps production of 4680 cells.
One thing that hasn’t changed is that all cars built at Giga Texas to date have only featured the standard black interior. Seven months after opening it looks like that might change and Giga Texas may soon add the white interior option to its production lines.
During a drone flyover of the factory on Sunday by Jeff Roberts (@peterdog13), a Midnight Silver Metallic Model Y was spotted in a holding lot on the eastern side of the Giga Texas complex with the unmistakable white interior visible through the front windows.
— Jeff Roberts (@peterdog15) November 6, 2022
What makes this sighting interesting, other than the Model Y having the white interior, is that it was joined on the trailer with a brand new Model 3. We know the Model 3 is brand new because of the protective wrapping on the black door handles, and we can still see the build sticker on the windshield.
When Giga Texas was first announced CEO Elon Musk said the factory would produce the Model Y, Semi and Cybertruck, but also the Model 3. Given that Model 3 production at Giga Texas, if it occurs at all, is a still a long way into the future, this one was likely built at Fremont, and not Giga Texas.
That however then also leads to the possibility that the Model Y was also built at Fremont and shipped to Giga Texas. We’ll keep an eye on other drone flyovers in the coming weeks to see if more Model Ys with white interiors are spotted around the factory.
You can watch the full drone flyover from Sunday below.