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Production of Texas-made Teslas could start this week

The Model Y quality control room of Giga Texas was shown to Tesla shareholders during a Q3 call. (Tesla)

Tesla could start producing vehicles from Giga Texas this week, at least one industry expert predicts.


Dav Ives of Wedbush Securities, an investment firm based in Los Angeles, California, analyzed paperwork filed by Tesla and says the electric vehicle company will "officially start key production in Austin over the next week"—specifically the Model Y.

Tesla has not confirmed this timeline. Previously, CEO Elon Musk had said production would happen before the end of 2021, but that timeline wasn’t met.

Giga Texas, the factory in southeast Travis County that the automaker made its headquarters last month, has plans to follow Model Y production with the Cybertruck, Semi and the Model 3.

Musk recently tweeted that public tours of the $1.1 billion factory will take place early this year. Around the time of the site’s opening, the Tesla Owners Club of Austin will host Tesla Con Texas, where they aim to break the world record of Tesla vehicles gathered.

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