Several Cybertrucks have been spotted recently at Tesla’s Austin, Texas Gigafactory, both on public roads and within the facility. Drone videographer Joe Tegtmeyer shared photos of manufacturing equipment labeled for use on the Cybertruck production line being delivered to Giga Texas. The equipment consists of pre-fabricated robotic assembly units specifically marked for the Cybertruck.
In addition to the equipment delivery, Tegtmeyer also observed a total of five Cybertrucks at Giga Texas. Three were spotted at the facility’s crash testing site, while two were located in the outbound lot. Tegtmeyer plans to release a drone video showcasing the factory later on Monday.
This news comes after Tegtmeyer previously spotted two Cybertrucks outside of the Giga Texas crash lab, indicating that Tesla was likely conducting its own crash tests before official tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Cybertruck still needs to undergo NHTSA crash testing and obtain a Certificate of Conformity before it can be released to the public.
Tesla produced its first Cybertruck at Giga Texas in July and has been manufacturing several pre-production versions in preparation for its official launch. These pre-production Cybertrucks have been seen leaving Giga Texas and have been spotted in various locations, including Tesla’s special 50,000th Supercharger in Roseville, California, Hollister, California, and on the Las Vegas strip.
The arrival of the manufacturing equipment at Giga Texas is significant as it follows the milestone of the Cybertruck surpassing two million reservations. Many reservation holders are eager to know when their vehicles will be delivered, with some speculating that initial deliveries could begin as early as October, while volume production is expected in 2024.
Source: Zachary Visconti, Tesla Rati