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This is great news for all Cybertruck reservation holders. I can’t wait for Elon to show off the production version (December)? It’s getting exciting!

Tesla Cybertruck production edges closer as Giga Texas reportedly shifts to 24/7 construction [Video]

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-production-giga-texas-24-7-night-construction-video/

Tesla Cybertruck reservation holders will be happy to learn that the electric car maker is reportedly ramping the construction of Gigafactory Texas by shifting to 24/7 operations. According to drone operator and Tesla enthusiast Jeff Roberts, there are now three shifts for Giga Texas’ construction work, meaning there will be continuous progress on the construction site.

“Well, it’s happened; Tesla has effectively doubled [its] productivity by approving 3 crew shifts to work 24 hours per day, 7 days per week- effective IMMEDIATELY!” wrote Roberts in the description of one of his latest videos.

In September, Teslarati reported that Tesla estimated Giga Texas would have its “First Dry-in” by December 30, 2020 and its “First Substantial Completion” by May 1, 2021. A “dry-in” means a building’s shell is sufficiently complete enough to place equipment inside it. With 24/7 construction work, Tesla might be able to meet its December goals and begin trial production for the Cybertruck.


With Model Y production already started and ramping, Giga Texas’s most significant contribution to Tesla would be Cybertruck production. Texas will be the first Gigafactory to produce the Cybertruck, one of Tesla’s most unique and controversial electric vehicles to date, and it probably won’t be easy.

Like early Model 3 production, Tesla has not refined the mass production of the Cybertruck. Plus the all-electric pickup truck has a unique design that utilizes an origami-like process to create its triangular exoskeleton made of 30X steel. Even Elon Musk has said it will be a challenge to mass-produce the Cybertruck.

With three shifts and 24-hour construction going on at Tesla’s factory in Austin, Giga Texas may rival the lightning speed of Giga Shanghai. Tesla China workers were able to complete the first phase of Gigafactory Shanghai less than a year since the beginning of its construction. The first production Model 3s were rolled out exactly one year after its ground-breaking ceremony.

Another drone operator, who closely follows the Texas Gigafactory’s progress, Joe Tegtmeyer, went into detail about how much work was accomplished in Tesla’s Austin construction site thus far. Tegtmeyer noted that Giga Texas workers made a lot of progress in its construction since last week.

Roberts compared Giga Texas’ progress with Giga Berlin, too. “Once upon a time we compared progress with Berlin in terms of “at X months, they were at this point, and in X months Texas is past that point” for example. Well that comparison is over because Giga Texas is about to literally catch up and surpass Germany in Gigafactory creation and then in products off the line! Woo hoo, the competition is REAL everyone!” he wrote.

Once Giga Texas is operational, it will start with Model Y production first, probably while Tesla is refining the production process of its Cybertruck. Tesla’s Fremont Factory already manufactures the Model Y so Giga Texas will only help increase the company’s production numbers in the United States.

Check out Jeff Roberts video of Giga Texas’s night construction below!

 
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Anyone want to change their tune with regard to vehicles not being delivered by this time next year now?

Thanks for posting this update!

SS
 

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Anyone want to change their tune with regard to vehicles not being delivered by this time next year now?

Thanks for posting this update!

SS
I will rather stay skeptical and eventually get a surprise, but that's just me...
 

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Me too, I do not mind being around 470,000th.

Hopefully by my time the serious bugs/issues will be resolved and I wont have to be "booking appt's" forever and a day!
Yes I'm worried about that too. That's why I'm keeping my old truck for awhile.
 

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I am remaining calm, cool and trying not to get excited but damit, it's getting really hard.
Breaking the piggy bank and started counting my coins.
 

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I am remaining calm, cool and trying not to get excited but damit, it's getting really hard.
Breaking the piggy bank and started counting my coins.
Does anyone think there will be factory tours available by next years F1 race at the Circuit of the Americas in October 2021. Do they allow factory tours?, assuming we are free to travel next year taking in the F1 race weekend and a factory tour would be the icing on the cake.
 

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This is what construction of the moon base will look like, maybe he's training the crews.....:cool:
 

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I’m 41000 in line I’ll deal with any “bugs”. Tesla knows how to build shit! They also stand by their “shit”. Wish I was in the top ten! My 2008 F350 I use for work everyday. Heavy construction it has 236000 miles on it. I tow trailers and equipment with it. I’m going to use the cyber truck to make money. Can’t wait to see the looks on the faces of guys on the job site.
 

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I’m 41000 in line I’ll deal with any “bugs”. Tesla knows how to build shit! They also stand by their “shit”. Wish I was in the top ten! My 2008 F350 I use for work everyday. Heavy construction it has 236000 miles on it. I tow trailers and equipment with it. I’m going to use the cyber truck to make money. Can’t wait to see the looks on the faces of guys on the job site.
Given that most of their early issues were body panel fit and finish, I think it will be a non-problem for early adopters.
 

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I am pretty sure that Giga Texas will focus on Model Y and batteries production first and Cybertruck after. Hopefully Model Y ramp up will go smoothly so Tesla can shift all attention to Cybertruck
 

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Anyone want to change their tune with regard to vehicles not being delivered by this time next year now?

Thanks for posting this update!

SS
You mean like taking bets like I did months ago against others on this site saying it wouldn’t happen! 😂🤣. Now I just hope everyone pays up! Lol
 

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