Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited the Gigafactory Texas site earlier this week with the all-electric Cybertruck that will be produced at the automaker’s factory in the Lone Star State. After various users shared some photographs of the Cybertruck roaming around the still dirt-covered grounds of the Texas factory, Musk gave an update on production timelines for the plant. Interestingly, the plans didn’t include an estimation for the Cybertruck, only for the Model Y crossover.
Musk says that the Model Y will enter a limited production phase this year, with a high volume approach coming in 2022. While quickly becoming the second most popular vehicle in Tesla’s lineup, the Model Y is not the star of the show in Texas; the Cybertruck is. While production for that vehicle was set to begin in late 2021, the automaker said at the unveiling event it held for the truck in November 2019, there is no update from Musk on whether the Cybertruck will ultimately begin deliveries to customers by the end of the year.
It seems Tesla’s preparations for the Cybertruck are becoming delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Interestingly, it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with the production of the Giga Texas factory itself, as crews have been able to build the plant from the ground up in an impressive fashion. One local Texas government official recently told Teslarati that the speed of the construction process in Austin is incredibly quick, and it’s nearly unbelievable how fast things are coming together.