Tesla fans and automotive enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate as the highly anticipated Cybertruck has finally been built at the Gigafactory Texas. This exciting announcement was made by Tesla on their official Twitter account, accompanied by a photo showing the first production Cybertruck and the proud factory workers who made it happen. Elon Musk himself took to Twitter to congratulate the Tesla team on this achievement.
Although the photo doesn’t reveal much detail about the truck due to the crowd surrounding it, we can catch a glimpse of its distinct features, including the glass roof, windshield with a massive wiper, truck bed, and side windows. From what we can see, the Cybertruck closely resembles the latest prototypes spotted during its extensive testing phase.
First Cybertruck built at Giga Texas! 🤠 pic.twitter.com/ODRhHVsd0t
— Tesla (@Tesla) July 15, 2023
This milestone marks a significant moment for Tesla and the Giga Texas team, as it signifies the start of production for Tesla’s fifth passenger car. It has been three and a half years since the company began producing its fourth vehicle, the Model Y, in January 2020.
The importance of this moment cannot be understated, especially considering that the Cybertruck belongs to the immensely popular pickup truck segment, which dominates the American automotive market. With its unique design and advanced electric capabilities, the Cybertruck’s success is almost guaranteed, provided Tesla can manufacture and deliver it in substantial quantities.
Elon Musk estimated that Tesla could potentially sell between 250,000 and 500,000 Cybertrucks annually once production reaches its full pace. He expressed the company’s commitment to meet the demand and affordability challenges associated with the Cybertruck’s groundbreaking design and manufacturing process.
Just drove Cybertruck around Austin! pic.twitter.com/QN19Agqa7R
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 8, 2023
The vehicle’s exoskeleton, constructed from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless steel, sets it apart from traditional pickup trucks, presenting new manufacturing complexities.
One cannot overlook the Cybertruck’s polarizing design, which sets it apart not only from other Tesla models but also from any other vehicle on the road. Love it or hate it, the Cybertruck’s bold and futuristic appearance ensures it will turn heads wherever it goes.
As deliveries begin and the Cybertruck starts roaming the streets, it is bound to create a buzz and become one of the most photographed vehicles, further boosting Tesla’s brand recognition.
As for customer deliveries, Elon Musk mentioned that the Cybertruck handover event is expected to take place towards the end of the third quarter, likely in September 2023. If the first Cybertruck built is a production-spec model, it will likely be one of the vehicles handed over to eagerly awaiting customers during this highly anticipated event.
The production of the first Cybertruck at Gigafactory Texas is a significant achievement for Tesla and its dedicated team. It not only marks the beginning of a new era for the company but also heralds the arrival of a groundbreaking electric pickup truck that is set to revolutionize the automotive industry. With its bold design, advanced features, and the immense popularity of pickup trucks in the American market, the Cybertruck is poised to be a game-changer for Tesla and reaffirm its position as a pioneer in electric mobility. The future is certainly looking bright for Tesla and its innovative endeavors.
As for Giga Texas…check this out:
Everything is bigger in TX
Look at the size of this building to handle all the future production
Takes 30 seconds to pass driving 80mph pic.twitter.com/PTPSlXE5dN
— Barrett Linburg (@DallasAptGP) July 15, 2023