Tesla Gigafactory Texas construction progresses quickly as pile drivers arrive on site

Giga Texas site overview

Construction of Tesla’s newest Gigafactory in Texas started barely a month ago, even before CEO Elon Musk announced the new location during the company’s Q2 2020 earnings call.

Despite the short amount of time, there has been an astonishing amount of progress at the site, the likes of which has not been seen before.

In the weeks that followed since the announcement, most of the work involved the clearing of land and site preparation to get ready for the real construction to begin. Now the latest drone update from the site shows the first pile drivers have arrived at Giga Texas.

Giga Texas pile drivers

If you are unfamiliar, a pile driver is a device used to drive piles into soil to provide foundation support for buildings or other structures. With the arrival of what appears to be 4 pile drivers, Tesla could start construction work on the first buildings very soon.

A clear shot above showing the entire site at nearly 2,000 acres gives us an idea of the massive scale of the project. Tesla hopes to have the factory complete and producing the first vehicles before the end of 2021. The new Tesla Cybertruck and Tesla Semi would be first off the line, with the Model 3 and Model Y also being produced out of Giga Texas.

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