The Tesla Cybertruck is currently in the release-candidate (RC) stage, as shown in a leaked video on the Tesla CyberTruck Facebook group. The video displays a single unit being manually assembled at the Gigafactory in Texas, where full-scale production is planned to begin next year.
The video provides a glimpse of the partially assembled Cybertruck body, surrounded by Tesla employees. The assembly process differs from the automated assembly lines used for other Tesla vehicles. The Cybertruck is placed on a trolley for easier movement within the factory.
Although fine details are challenging to discern, the interior and windshield appear to be installed, while the doors and other body parts are still missing. This is likely because the workers are still fitting interior components or accessories beneath the bodywork.
Tesla’s manual assembly approach is common among major automakers. It allows for problem-solving and refinement before the model goes into automated production for customer delivery.
Based on Tesla’s official photos, the metal structure of the Cybertruck is assembled by robots, but the final assembly process now involves employees.
During Tesla’s Q2 2023 earnings call, Tesla announced that the all-electric pickup is currently in the pre-production phase at Giga Texas. Initial customer-intent production is scheduled to commence later this year.
Tesla also highlighted that the Cybertruck is the first sub-19 feet truck with four doors and a bed longer than six feet. The company emphasized the vehicle’s technological and architectural breakthroughs.
The Cybertruck was first introduced in 2019 and was originally planned to begin production two years later. However, due to the impact of the pandemic, its development was delayed. Now, nearly four years since its unveiling, the eagerly awaited angular truck is steadily progressing towards full-scale production.
Watch leaked video of the Cybertruck’s assembly below, and let us know in the comments what you think.
Video Source: Chane Eckert, https://shorturl.at/bEV19