Tesla Gigafactory Texas is moving at lightning speed with pile drivers already on-site – meaning that the foundations are coming soon.
After Tesla finally confirmed a site next to Austin for its next gigafactory in the US last month, the automaker started moving quickly to build the factory.
A contractor quickly took over the site and started ground preparation to clear a massive space to start construction at the 2,000-acre piece of land.
Up to now, it was still mainly just moving dirt, but Tesla has now brought a few pile drivers at the site, which means that it is getting ready to start building the foundations for the first few buildings:
A pile driver is a device used to drive piles into soil to provide foundation support for buildings.
As per the last drone flyover last weekend, we can see 4 of them already on-site – hinting at Tesla starting to work on foundations soon:
As shown in the video, it looks like Tesla is planning to first build a long building at the site:
Tesla has not shared a clear timeline for when the construction of the new factory will be completed, but we’ve got a good idea of it thanks to the vehicle programs Tesla plans to produce at Gigafactory Texas.
The automaker wants to produce the Cybertruck and Tesla Semi electric trucks at the location by the end of next year.
Tesla is also planning to produce Model Y and Model 3 vehicles at the factory, and we’ve heard that the automaker plans on deploying some level of Model Y production at the plant first.
Last week, Jerome Guillen, Tesla President of Automotive, said that Tesla Gigafactory Texas is ‘happening full speed’ and they opened several jobs for the project.