Things are heating up at Gigafactory Texas, as Tesla has begun posting job listings related to (the long-awaited) Cybertruck production.
Of course, this momentum is long overdue, as Tesla originally assured customers that the electric pickup truck would enter the market by end of 2021. When it became clear that the original production timeline was out of reach, Tesla confirmed that production would take place in 2022 instead. Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, later revealed that the automaker was aiming for a production start of “late 2022” at Gigafactory Texas.
In March of this year, Tesla once again provided customers with an update, stating that the new aim was for Cybertruck development to be completed in 2022, so production could begin in 2023. Musk provided further context to this update, noting that the automaker was eyeing a mid-2023 production start. Now, it appears, Tesla is finally taking tangible steps to make that timeline a reality.
Tesla’s 9,000-ton Cybertruck Giga Press – which just so happens to be the world’s largest press – has already been packed and shipped to Gigafactory Texas in anticipation of production, and Tesla has seemingly begun the hiring process for the program. Currently, six job listings related to Cybertruck production can be found online, including an opening for Manufacturing Operations Lead, and five new listings for Cybertruck BIW (Body in White).
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For those unfamiliar, BIW is the point in the production process where the body of a vehicle (in this case, the electric pickup) is assembled. Since the Cybertruck features an exoskeleton stainless steel body, the assembly of the body requires the help of the Giga Press, which is expected to pose some challenges for the automaker as production gets underway.
Tesla is also still on the search for a Plant Director for Gigafactory Texas; this role will oversee all manufacturing programs at the plant.