Tesla turns out first Austin EV

Elon Musk speaks at the "Cyber Rodeo," a grand opening event for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas.


In a stunning completion of his plant in Austin, Texas, Tesla leader Elon Musk delivered the first Texas-made electric vehicle on Thursday.

He used the event, known as the “Cyber Rodeo,” to also hint at more products to come, including a dedicated robotaxi reported the Wall Street Journal. 

An estimated 15,000 people had been invited for the grand opening of the $1.1 billion “Gigafactory” where construction started in 2020. An estimated 10,000 workers could be employed at the plant.

Musk arrived at the live-streamed event in a Tesla Roadster which is the company’s first production car.

“It wasn’t easy building this humongous building and getting all this equipment here,” Musk said.

He told the crowd that the plant will produce 500,000 units a year of the Model Y and production of Tesla’s Cybertruck will begin next year.

Tesla already manufactures more than 75% of all fully electric cars sold in the U.S.


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