Tesla seems to be advancing its production of the Cybertruck earlier than anticipated, with a substantial fleet of the electric pickup trucks spotted at Gigafactory Texas. Following the launch event last month, where only 10 Cybertrucks were delivered, concerns arose regarding a potentially slow rollout akin to the “Tesla Semi launch.” Contrary to these concerns, recent developments suggest a different trajectory.
Reports indicate that Tesla has been actively reaching out to reservation holders, encouraging them to convert reservations into orders and initiating deliveries in Texas and California. While production of the Cybertruck is currently constrained, the observed increase in activity at Gigafactory Texas hints at Tesla's efforts to scale up production and fulfill orders at a more substantial rate.
Drone pilot Joe Tegtmeyer, known for monitoring Gigafactory Texas, observed close to 40 Cybertrucks at the facility. Among them, 19 were reportedly in the process of being prepared for shipping, several more were undergoing testing, and about 15 were parked at the south end of the factory.
Cybertruck Bonanza today at Giga Texas! 19 in outbound lot, 3 testing on helicopter pad & rain maker, one being scrapped & about 15 more on the south end of the factory! Check these out! pic.twitter.com/avWvZZ8GIe
— Joe Tegtmeyer 🚀 🤠🛸😎 (@JoeTegtmeyer) December 15, 2023
The notable uptick in Cybertruck activity aligns with Tesla CEO Elon Musk's expectation of achieving a volume production of approximately 250,000 units annually within an 18-month timeframe. However, the production ramp-up process is acknowledged to be intricate, and it remains to be seen how swiftly Tesla can progress to reaching a production rate of 1,000 units per week.
Tracking Cybertruck production in the coming months will provide insights into Tesla's ability to meet demand and work through the existing backlog of reservations, especially after the recent price adjustments.