Tesla Cybertruck body with single-piece rear megacast spotted in Giga Texas

Tesla Cybertruck body spotted being worked ahead of pickup truck production

Tesla Cybertruck body was spotted being in works as the company is yet to start its production in Texas. The vehicle is known to have received 1.5 million registrations before production started. The information about the vehicle and the launch of the vehicle to market has been prolonged for a long time. Now, the production phase appears to be boosted up.

Tesla Cybertruck body with single-piece rear megacast spotted in Giga Texas
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An update on the production version with final specs and pricing has been expected for the past year, but the automaker has decided to stay quiet about the electric truck, which already had some delays. When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck back in 2019, Tesla said that the electric pickup truck would make it to market by the end of 2021. As the deadline was approaching, the automaker confirmed that production slipped to 2022.

CEO Elon Musk later said that Tesla was targeting a start of production for the electric pickup truck in “late 2022” at Gigafactory Texas. With the focus clearly on bringing the Model Y to production at the factory, and that being delayed as well, it appeared likely that the Cybertruck production timeline could also slip. In March 2022, it was confirmed that Tesla aims to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023, and in June, Musk said that Tesla is aiming for production to start in mid-2023.

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In its communications, Tesla has stuck to a mid-2023 timeline over the last few months, and it is starting to become more real than just words with actual production equipment specific to Cybertruck coming to Gigafactory Texas. Now the image of what appears to be a Tesla Cybertruck body has leaked through the Youtube channel Kim Java without much more information than the image itself.

Tesla Cybertruck
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As we can see in the image, the body appears to be revealing the body of the truck, similar to the one that arrived at Gigafactory Texas two months ago. It shows large casting parts in the back of the truck. It’s hard to tell how many parts make up the entire back of the body since it appears to be partially coated. The automaker appears to be using both aluminum casted parts and steel for parts of the frame. Earlier, the company already talked about the Cybertruck being equipped with an exoskeleton. Although some dispute Tesla’s use of the word “exoskeleton” since it’s not clear that parts of the external body are structural. As described by Tesla, “Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.”