In mid-2020, Tesla announced a deal to build a brand new factory in Austin, Texas, where they bought a 2,000-acre piece of land.
At first, Tesla referred to the factory as the Cybertruck Gigafactory because the automaker planned to produce the electric pickup truck there.
However, we reported that Tesla first planned to produce the Model Y at the factory, and the company later renamed it “Gigafactory Texas.”
The automaker plans to produce Model 3, Model Y, Cybertruck, and Tesla Semi at Gigafactory Texas.
Construction started in July 2020, and the automaker plans to achieve ‘first completion’ in May 2021 with production expected to start shortly after.
Tesla also plans to establish battery cell production at the factory and make it an “ecological paradise” open to the public.
Tesla Gigafactory Texas goes hyperspeed
After a lot of dirt moving to prepare the land for construction, Tesla recently started ramping up building the first structures.
A new drone flyover video of the Gigafactory Texas site shows that some giant buildings are taking shape – you can see it at the original posting of this article here.