I still don’t see any kind of volume production happening until next year. Battery constraints being a big factor. It’s great they’re working on a pilot line. By the time giga Texas is built, they will have a well trained crew, a smoother production process, etc.
This is Tesla learning from...
For some reason I could see them using the LiFePo (I think that’s how it’s abbreviated) on the single motor at least. It’s far cheaper and maybe they could still get the 250+ range and a very long battery life (million miles).
I would do FSD at 7k but not 10k. If they want to be stubborn, I won’t take delivery. Straight up says on the website “ordering now will lock in your price against future increases.” I doubt tesla will get funny with us, but if they do, walk away!