First Giga Press parts arrive at Giga Texas as construction continues at breakneck speed

Giga Texas IDRA parts
Image via Jeff Roberts /YouTube

The first parts of the massive IDRA Giga Press machines were spotted being unloaded at Giga Texas yesterday, showing the automaker is well on their way to meeting their construction targets.

Covered with a distinctive blue wrapping, the IDRA parts were spotted in the latest drone flyover by Jeff Roberts. Several long and narrow crates can be seen already on the ground, while crews worked to unload another large rectangular crate.

The fact that machinery and equipment is already arriving at the site is a good indication Tesla is meeting, if not exceeding their construction targets. In documents posted online last year, the automaker is aiming to have the Gigafactory “substantially complete” by May 1, 2021.

When it does open, the first vehicles off the production line will be the Model Y. Tesla has already started manufacturing the Model Y at Fremont using a single-piece cast aluminum rear underbody, made possible thanks to these IDRA Giga Press machines.

The factory will also manufacture the Tesla Cybertruck, which is expected to ship in late 2021, and the Tesla Semi.

You can check out the full video showing the progress on day 183 of construction below.

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