TNI || New Delhi || 11th April 2022
Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has opened its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, as part of his plan to push his electric car business to the next level with the manufacturing of Cybertruck.
Tesla conducted a “Cyber Rodeo,” as it was dubbed. The event drew 15,000 people who came to hear live music, consume food, and pay respect to Elon Musk and his firm.
They are definitely entering a new era with Tesla’s growth, and this baby is going to be awesome, and he cannot wait to see it in production, Musk said at the event.
Along with the Cybertruck, the company unveiled a new Roadster vehicle, which is expected to hit the market next year.
Following Fremont, California, a battery plant in Sparks, Nevada, and a solar facility in Buffalo, New York, the Texas Gigafactory is the fourth Tesla production facility in the United States.
Tesla has a facility in Shanghai and recently launched its first European production plant in Berlin. Despite an “exceptionally difficult quarter,” Tesla sold 310,048 units in the first quarter of 2022, according to Musk, citing worldwide supply chain challenges as well as a temporary shutdown at Tesla’s Shanghai factory.
Tesla says 295,324 of these deliveries were for the Model 3 and Y, whereas 14,724 were for the Model S and X.
Tesla will build its long-awaited Cybertruck in its Texas plant. Cybertruck development is expected to be completed this year, with manufacturing beginning in 2023.
When Tesla first unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019, the electric pickup truck was expected to hit the market by the end of 2021.
As the deadline neared, the manufacturer said that production would be put on hold until 2022.
As per Musk, Tesla plans to begin production of the electric pickup truck in late 2022 at the Texas Gigafactory.