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Hmm. Battery assembly equipment is installed in Austin. At least some of it. The cathode plant looks about 40% complete. (no guts) Is Kato producing batteries with the improved cathodes? or are they just 4680 form factor?The Semi packs are made in Nevada.
This is just a test line. Why ship the batteries from Kato for an experimental line when you can do it down the street? It's what they did for the Model Y. While it's making and perfecting how to make Cybertruck packs, the cells made in Austin can go straight into Model Y.
This only reinforces that the assembly line is being designed in Fremont (and like every company before them has found out, despite housing costs, engineers would rather live in California.)
I think you’d reduce handling by bundling the cells into the finished package before shipping.I don't think the battery pack is that complicated (all things considering). Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship the cells? IDK if they are transporting battery packs they will be weight limited before space limited on trucks.
Will they transport by rail?
This is why I think this first pack will be different from the Texas packs.
The design of the truck?if they are working on tooling, how long will we wait to see the design on paper?.......sketches or drawings.......it has to be well along the way if tooling is being made....tooling cost big bucks to make.......you just dont make tooling and then change most of it......design is generally set before the tooling starts