San Francisco: Electric car maker Tesla announced that its Gigafactory in Texas has built 10,000 Model Y cars to date.
Elon Musk opened the Austin, Texas-based Gigafactory in April this year as he aimed to take his electric car business to the next phase of growth with the production of Cybertruck.
“10,000 Model Ys built in Giga Texas to date,” Tesla said in a tweet.
In addition to Cybertruck, Tesla also showed off a new Roadster vehicle that is expected to go into production next year at the Texas plant.
However, Cybertruck has been repeatedly delayed, with Musk now saying that Tesla could begin deliveries of its next Cybertruck in mid-2023.
“We’ll be bringing another level of simplicity and manufacturing enhancements with Cybertruck and future products that we’re not quite ready to talk about now, but I think it will be very exciting to unveil in the future,” Musk told analysts on the June quarter earnings call. .
“Our team continues to focus on Cybertruck production readiness and future platform design. We expect to be – we still expect to be in production with the Cybertruck in the middle of next year,” he informed.
The Texas Gigafactory is Tesla’s fourth manufacturing plant in the United States, following Fremont, California, a battery plant in Sparks, Nevada and a solar plant in Buffalo, New York.
Tesla also has a factory in Shanghai and recently opened its first European factory near Berlin, Germany.
“We need a place where we can be really big, and there’s no place like Texas. We’re going to scale really massively,” Musk said.