Thursday, 25 March 2021 21:03

Tesla Pushing the Limits of Proven Gigafactory Formula in Texas

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
Gigafactory Texas in winter. Gigafactory Texas in winter. Tesla


...in the complex. What appeared to be robots for vehicle production lines were spotted not long after. 


Recent flyovers of the Gigafactory Texas complex suggest there is now a steady stream of equipment being delivered and possibly being installed on the site. This was evident in a recently shared video from the Terafactory Texas YouTube channel, which captured images of what seemed to be Model Y Body-in-White machines being moved around the area. 


It should be noted Gigafactory Texas has only been under construction for eight months, and a significant part of its factory shell is yet to be completed. Despite this, Tesla already seems intent on initiating the installation and setup of its production equipment. This includes its Giga Press machines, which would produce the Model Y’s single-piece rear underbody. 


This strategy would require a great deal of synchronization, of course. But if successfully done, such a system could result in Giga Texas being built at a rate significantly faster than Giga Shanghai or Gigafactory Berlin. 


Overall, it appears over the years, Tesla has come up with a solid formula that enables the company to build its Gigafactories quickly. But in true Elon Musk fashion, Tesla seems to be determined to improve a proven formula nonetheless.


Gigafactory Texas is quite fascinating in this sense, as it could very well be a project that demonstrates once and for all it takes boldness and a constant urge to innovate to truly change the industry. 


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