Monday, 30 August 2021 20:54

Tesla Model Y Pre-Production Units Start Rolling Out in Giga Texas

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati
Tesla Model Y Pre-Production Units Start Rolling Out in Giga Texas Tesla Owners Online/Twitter  


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When Gigafactory Texas was starting its construction, officials in the area started to fondly describe the project’s pace as the “Speed of Elon” on account of its rapid progress.

This “Speed of Elon” seems to have never let up since Giga Texas broke ground about 13 months ago, as the first image of a pre-production Tesla Model Y was just shared online. 


The image was initially shared on Instagram, and it depicted a black Model Y that looked fresh out of the production line. The post was eventually deleted, but not before the image was shared across platforms such as Twitter and Reddit. It’s difficult not to be excited, considering Giga Texas broke ground just over a year ago in July 2020. 


Based on the recently-shared image, it appears Giga Texas’ Model Y production facility is now ready to start cranking out the all-electric crossovers, at least to some degree. The vehicle was not alone in the picture either, as another Model Y in the background could also be seen passing through the assembly line. 


It should be noted while it may seem shocking to see Tesla Model Y pre-production units being produced this early, the company has been dropping hints for a while now that Giga Texas is already positioned to build the vehicle. For example, in the Q1 2021 Update Letter, the company shared photos of Giga Texas’ Model Y factory interior, showing production robots were already being installed. 


Tesla’s Q2 2021 Update Letter showed even more progress, with the company showing the Model Y factory’s stamping press was already fully built, and the all-electric crossover’s body shop was already undergoing testing. It was then no surprise pre-production Model Ys are now being manufactured in the facility. 


This doesn’t mean that Model Y mass production would...

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