Historical past has taught us that when Elon Musk says one thing, he often means it. In 2017, he requested how much Twitter was worth, and in 2022, he bought the corporate. And when he wished to show SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, he determined to make use of the “silliest thing we can imagine” for a dummy payload, which is why a Tesla Roadster is presently floating between Earth and Mars. The identical applies to Musk’s manufacturing unit plans.
As promised, Musk has devoted the whole Gigafactory Texas to producing Cybertrucks and Mannequin Ys. This manufacturing plant value round $7 billion to construct and stretches over 10 million sq. ft, however what’s a manufacturing unit with out workers and instruments? In preparation for manufacturing, Tesla has been hiring scores of employees and buying numerous line manufacturing robots. The corporate even purchased the world’s solely 8,000-ton die casting machine, presumably to mass produce the Cybertruck.
Whereas Musk initially wished the Gigafactory Texas to be a one-stop plant for all of Tesla’s Cybertruck wants, that may not initially be the case. The Gigafactory Nevada is the corporate’s greatest producer of batteries, an important part of any Tesla product, Cybertrucks included. However whereas Tesla is hiring extra employees and increasing this plant, it’s also developing a separate constructing for the Gigafactory Texas to fabricate batteries which may velocity up manufacturing.
On a facet notice, Musk can also be making an attempt to construct a neighborhood simply outdoors of Austin, which can possible home workers of the Gigafactory Texas and different close by Musk-owned firms. Make of that what you’ll.