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Friday, 08 April 2022 09:02

Musk Talks About Tesla’s Future at Giga Texas Cyber Rodeo

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and CEO Elon Musk stand in front of the Cybertruck on April 7 at the Cyber Rodeo at Giga Texas. Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and CEO Elon Musk stand in front of the Cybertruck on April 7 at the Cyber Rodeo at Giga Texas.

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Tesla celebrated the opening of its Giga Texas factory April 7 with the Cyber Rodeo, featuring an address from CEO Elon Musk.

Welcoming Musk to the stage were drones in the sky depicting an image of Nikola Tesla, the inventor the company is named after; the Cyber Rodeo sign; the image of a moving vehicle, which turned out to be a Model Y; and the Cybertruck’s outline.

 

After the drone show, Tesla showed a short clip of a “herd” Tesla Model Y’s running through Giga Texas grounds alongside a horse and its rider.

 

The video was cut short by Musk, arriving in style in an original Tesla Roadster---the car that started it all.

 

“We’re gonna talk about the past, present and future,” Musk told the crowd.

 

“When we first started out Tesla, I thought we had---optimistically---a 10% chance of succeeding,” he said. He thanked the Tesla team for their hard work and attributed the company’s success to them.

 

Musk listed all the products Tesla offers, including its solar products. He said two thirds of America’s electric vehicles are Tesla cars.

 

Musk highlighted the accomplishments of the Tesla AI team. He announced Tesla was aiming for the wide release of FSD beta in North America this year.

 

“California was running out of room,” Musk said. “And we needed a place to grow big. And there’s no place like Texas,” he said, thanking the state and particularly Travis County.

 

Musk said Tesla Giga Texas is taller than the Burj Khalifa if the factory were turned on its side, and one could fit...


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