Tesla, the trailblazing electric vehicle manufacturer, has temporarily halted production of its highly anticipated Cybertruck and Model Y at the Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. This unforeseen pause in production has raised eyebrows across the automotive industry, with one individual even suggesting that it might extend until the end of September.
Earlier this month, we reported on Tesla’s decision to suspend production at Giga Texas for upgrades to the general assembly lines #2 and #3. Drone videographer Joe Tegtmeyer has now underscored this development, reinforcing the notion that the production of the Cybertruck and Model Y may remain on hold until the end of September.
Interestingly, Tegtmeyer has observed an increase in the number of employee vehicles in the Giga Texas parking lot, sparking speculation that Tesla is engaged in additional testing, training, and calibration work during this production hiatus.
Furthermore, Tegtmeyer has drawn attention to recent sightings of new manufacturing equipment at Giga Texas, including what appears to be two robotic production units specifically designated for the Cybertruck assembly line. He has also noted various ongoing projects at the facility, such as the steel structure enhancements at the end-of-line facility, CFA pile drilling, and updates to the site’s River Road extension.
For a comprehensive look at the situation, you can view Joe Tegtmeyer’s detailed video on the ongoing production pause at Giga Texas.
Leading up to the highly anticipated release of the electric pickup, Cybertrucks have been making waves. They have been spotted outside the factory’s crash testing lab, as well as in several pre-production versions driving on public roads and utilizing Superchargers.
Notably, an increasing number of Cybertrucks have been observed leaving Giga Texas in substantial quantities, aligning with these numerous sightings. Adding to the excitement, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, recently treated Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a ride in a Cybertruck. Additionally, an image of a potential Oracle Cybertruck police cruiser has surfaced online, adding an element of intrigue to the vehicle’s growing presence.
While production of the Cybertruck has been underway for a few months, Tesla is still in the pre-production phase for its impending release. The automaker awaits crash testing results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the issuance of a Certificate of Conformity before the Cybertruck can make its highly anticipated debut.