Tesla Cybertruck Casting Molds Reportedly Arrive at Giga Texas
Written by Steven Loveday, InsideEVs
Published Jan. 23, 2023
As Tesla approaches Cybertruck production, supposed to begin this year, the community of watchers has been uncovering more details on a regular basis.
Now, it seems some of the molds that will be used to diecast the Cybertruck have arrived at the EV maker's Texas factory and headquarters.
Tesla and CEO Elon Musk all but promised that the Cybertruck is finally coming this year. Not only is production set to start in 2023, but some deliveries are expected as well. This could mean Tesla is sandbagging and could start cranking out Cybertrucks any day now, or it could mean the company will put just a few in owners' driveways right before 2023 comes to an end.
While there's no way to know for sure how Tesla's Cybertruck production and delivery timelines will play out, we can continue to report the discoveries as the automaker moves closer to production. Perhaps with each new quarter, Tesla will keep us apprised of the situation and paint a clearer picture of what lies ahead, but there are many variables that may impact plans going forward.
It seems the 9,000-ton Giga Press machines, Cybertruck robots and related parts have been making their way to Giga Texas for a time now, and there are drone videos showing the equipment being unloaded, taken inside, put into place and assembled. Once it all arrives and is installed, Tesla will likely move on to testing and pre-production.
Tesla fan and observer Greg (@greggertruck) posted on Twitter that casting molds for the Cybertruck have already made their way to Texas.
According to Teslarati, the molds entered the U.S. on Jan. 16, were picked up Jan. 18 and were reportedly delivered to the Austin factory a few days later. The molds will be used along with the Giga Press machines to diecast the Cybertruck's rear underbody.
Greg is only one of many avid Tesla fans and investors who spend a great deal of time watching Tesla, capturing spy images and video footage, flying drones around the automaker's properties and working to glean information from inside sources to substantiate their sightings and claims.
As can be seen in a recent flyover video from Joe Tegtmeyer, there's plenty going on at Giga Texas, inside and out. Tegtmeyer was able to fly his drone in during low light, which makes it easier to see inside the building. While the factory is operational and has been for many months, you can see there are massive areas with loads of equipment in need of installation.
Tegtmeyer reported he's making new discoveries and seeing obvious changes and developments at the Austin factory on a regular basis. Shipments arriving almost constantly, and are almost immediately being taken into the building for installation. It will be interesting to see how it all unfolds in the coming months.