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Monday, 19 October 2020 17:55

Tesla’s Cybertruck Factory Takes a Step Forward with Giga Texas’ First Columns

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
Tesla’s Cybertruck Factory Takes a Step Forward with Giga Texas’ First Columns Twitter @Gaelic_Nielson

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Tesla accelerated Gigafactory Texas’ construction on Oct. 17.

As could be seen in recent images and footage taken of the massive complex, the first pillars of the upcoming Cybertruck facility have been raised, signaling the start of yet another Tesla Gigafactory in the works.

 

Tesla announced the location of its Cybertruck Gigafactory in Texas just last quarter during its Q2 earnings call, and work has been pretty much nonstop since. With the land cleared and prepped for construction, Tesla’s Texas site looks similar to Giga Berlin just a few months ago when its pillars were about to be set up.

 

Based on pictures and videos of Tesla’s Texas site, there may be slight differences between Giga Berlin and Giga Texas in terms of how they will be built. For instance, Giga Texas appears to favor metal columns instead of concrete.

 

This seems to be a slightly different strategy compared to the company’s approach in Gigafactory Berlin, where the company is using prefabricated concrete components for its phase one work. These prefab techniques are credited as one of the main reasons why Giga Berlin’s construction has been moving at an impressive pace.

 

From the initial observations of the work being done on Gigafactory Texas, there seems to be a chance Tesla will be building its Cybertruck factory using more traditional methods.


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