Giga Texas employee: Cybertruck deliveries should start Jan 2023 with crash/test vehicles produced later this year.

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Actually, when I think about it.

I originally expected a few cars to trickle cars out of Austin in December.

But it's the end of February, and it looks like I was 2 months premature. In Germany, we are attributing all delay as red tape.

So maybe we can give 2 months leeway to the Germans.
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I assume GM had to go through the same multi level multi agency bureaucratic crap that Tesla is now finalizing for the Y for the single Hummer. Being union it might have been just a little easier somehow.

Giga Berlin is going to pay for their political delays, and make no excuses, the environmental reviews that they have gone through of late are somehow financed by VW to slow down Tesla. Now Europe gets the older tech, the second half of Giga Berlin might go elsewhere, and prices will be higher for Europe.

This all said the regulatory delays aren't really hurting Tesla in the long run. The production was deferred a little and the ramp will now be faster. But the unknowns and fear of a last minute regulatory hold must infuriate Elon.
I don’t know if the Hummer had to get certified to deliver a single truck or not.

Berlin is supposed to be coming online very soon, possibly next week! With a big formal ceremony in March. In fact it sounds like both Tesla factories will be operational very shortly.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-giga-berlin-final-approval-first-model-y-delivery-release-date/

So long as the chip delays are still the biggest constraint, the delays don’t hurt them hardly at all.
 
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Actually, when I think about it.

I originally expected a few cars to trickle cars out of Austin in December.

But it's the end of February, and it looks like I was 2 months premature. In Germany, we are attributing all delay as red tape.

So maybe we can give 2 months leeway to the Germans.
Tesla must have seen the writing on the wall in Berlin back in August in order to switch their 4680 battery deployment strategy. What a major deal.

Think about it, they had the machinery headed to Berlin, they had their staff planning on a 6 month deployment or hired locals based on start up of new tech. Then they had to redesign the line to closer match Fremont for the time being, which they will need to undo after ?6 months of operation. Germany really screwed up.
 

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Rumors are cheap.

At this point until I see the Gigapress stamping out Cybertruck bodies and a few beta trucks charging on the San Jose or LA streets, I’m skeptical.

Not panning the top poster here.
I'm with you on this one. If the CT gigapresses are delivered and installed in the next few months, we could realistically see them "in production" 6 months after that.
We didn't know the configuration options this far out for the Y, either. And then the ones on Tesla's website turned out to be wrong.

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Also, for all of their production models so far, once they were released the configurations changed quite a bit (and are still changing). What we see as the "initial" set of configurations for the CT will most likely change as Tesla sells units and determines how they want to optimize production (only offer 2 interior colors / finishes, etc). I wouldn't be surprised to see the number of configurations fluctuate based on demand and how quickly they can ramp production. This is one reason I really prefer the fact that Tesla doesn't do a "model year" and they enhance and improve on the fly to take advantage of things they learn as they grow.
 

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Yeah, Tesla changes the available configurations based upon parts availability, over runs, under popularity, and to manage the wait list.

They'll probably do this several times after the configurator is launched and trucks begin shipping, even.

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