Tesla recently announced that it has started assembling its massive 9,000-ton Cybertruck Giga Press in Austin, Texas. This is the first of its kind and will revolutionize how Tesla produces its full size pickup trucks. The press is made up of two big cylinders and a base plate and requires 1,000-tons of pressure to form the truck body components. This assembly marks a major milestone for Tesla as it takes on traditional automakers in the pickup truck segment. In this blog post, we explore the significance of this assembly and what it means for Tesla’s future.
Tesla’s new Cybertruck Gigafactory
Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Texas is now operational, and the company has started production of its all-electric Cybertruck.
The factory, which is located just outside of Austin, is the first Tesla facility to produce vehicle parts using giant metal presses. The massive machines can stamp out Cybertruck body panels with greater efficiency than traditional methods.
The Gigafactory will also be responsible for assembling the Cybertruck. Tesla plans to produce up to 20,000 trucks per year at the facility, which will create thousands of jobs in the area.
The launch of production comes as Tesla prepares to begin delivering the Cybertruck to customers in late 2021. With its unique design and impressive performance specs, the truck is already generating a lot of excitement among EV fans.
How the Cybertruck is made
The Tesla Cybertruck is made using a giant metal stamping machine called a Giga Press. The machine is located at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California. The Cybertruck is stamped out of a large sheet of steel that is about the size of a basketball court.
The Cybertruck is then welded together and painted. The whole process takes about two weeks from start to finish. Tesla says that the Cybertruck is the most difficult vehicle to build because of its unique shape and size.
The Cybertruck will be available in three different versions: Single Motor RWD, Dual Motor AWD, and Tri-Motor AWD. The Single Motor RWD version will have a range of 250 miles (400 km). The Dual Motor AWD version will have a range of 300 miles (480 km). The Tri-Motor AWD version will have a range of 500 miles (800 km).
Why Texas was chosen for the factory
When it came to choosing a location for its new factory, Tesla had several factors to consider. The company wanted to be close to its customer base, have access to a skilled workforce, and be able to take advantage of incentives offered by state and local governments.
Texas met all of these criteria and more. The state is home to a large number of Tesla customers, as well as many workers with the skills needed to build the Cybertruck. Additionally, Texas offered Tesla a number of financial incentives, making it an ideal location for the new factory.