Tesla Cybertruck Production at Giga Texas Hits Milestone of 1,000 4680 Battery Cells Weekly

By John Lopez

Mar 20, 2024 01:06 PM EDT

Tesla has achieved a major milestone in its production efforts at Gigafactory Texas, as it has successfully ramped up the production of 4680 battery cells for its highly anticipated Cybertruck.

The electric vehicle maker confirmed that it can now produce over 1,000 Cybertrucks' worth of these advanced battery cells weekly.

This achievement marks a crucial step forward in Tesla's plans to scale up production of its all-electric pickup truck and meet customers' growing demand.

Newly manufactured Tesla Cybertrucks are parked outside the company's Giga Texas factory on December 13, 2023, in Austin, Texas. Tesla began customer deliveries of the Cybertruck on November 30, 2023, bringing to fruition an Elon Musk passion project that the billionaire boasts is stronger than bullets and faster than a Porsche. (Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO / AFP)
(Photo : Photo by SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

Tesla Shifts Production to 4680 Battery Cells

Initially developed for the Model Y, the advanced 4680 battery cells are now being tailored specifically for the Cybertruck, highlighting Tesla's adaptability and focus on meeting the unique requirements of different vehicle models.

Drew Baglino, Tesla's SVP of energy engineering, reassured investors during the last earnings call that battery production is not a bottleneck in Cybertruck's production ramp, indicating the company's confidence in its ability to sustainably scale production.

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Tesla's recent milestone has been met with enthusiasm from the electric vehicle community, with many recognizing the significance of this achievement for the Cybertruck's production ramp. The company's official announcement on social media garnered positive responses, with stakeholders expressing optimism about the future of Tesla's production capabilities.

Furthermore, industry watchers have noted the impressive improvement in Giga Texas' 4680 battery cell output, which now stands at a projected 6.2 GWh per year run rate, up from previous estimates.


Looking Ahead

Tesla's progress at Giga Texas suggests a promising outlook for Cybertruck production. While specific production figures for the Cybertruck remain undisclosed, analysts speculate that around 50,000 units could potentially be produced and delivered to customers within the next 12 months.

Elon Musk's ambitious targets for Cybertruck production, aiming for 200,000 units per year initially and potentially increasing to 250,000 units by 2025, further emphasize Tesla's commitment to scaling up its manufacturing capabilities.

Tesla's achievement of producing 1,000 Cybertrucks worth of 4680 battery cells weekly at Giga Texas represents a milestone in the company's efforts to ramp up production of its electric vehicles.

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