Tesla’s Cybertruck is set to go into production in 2023, and Elon Musk recently gave an update on the highly anticipated vehicle during Tesla’s Investor Day. The update included confirmation of the rumored Gigafactory Mexico, which will produce electric vehicles based on Tesla’s new vehicle platform. The factory will be located outside of Monterey Nuevo Leon and will receive an investment of approximately $5 billion. In addition, Tesla has filed a patent application for a new ultra-hard steel alloy that will be used in the Cybertruck’s exoskeleton.
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The Cybertruck is expected to be released in 2023. However, the exact release date and price of the Cybertruck have not been officially announced by Tesla yet.
The 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.
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The base price of the Cybertruck is expected to be $39,900 before incentives, but there will be two more AWD variations that will start at $49,900 and $69,900.
Tesla’s Cybertruck has been one of the most polarizing and highly anticipated products ever since it was first announced in 2019. After a six-year wait, the Cybertruck is finally set to hit production in 2023. The company is now entering the next production stage, and CEO Elon Musk has just given us an update clearing up many rumors surrounding the truck. In this article, we will cover the latest updates on the Cybertruck, including its release date, cost, and production location.
Tesla Confirms Gigafactory Mexico Rumor
The factory will be used to produce batteries and electric vehicles. However, the exact location and timeline for the construction of the factory have not been announced yet.
During Tesla’s Investor Day last week, the company officially confirmed the Gigafactory Mexico rumor after months of speculation. CEO Elon Musk acknowledged that it was the biggest news of the event, but was extremely vague on the details. Most of Tesla’s announcements focused on the location of the factory, which will be just outside of Monterey Nuevo Leon. The factory will produce electric vehicles based on the automaker’s new vehicle platform.
The impact of the Gigafactory Mexico on the local community
When Tesla builds a factory anywhere, even in a large city like Monterey, it has a significant local impact, and locals want to know more. The 4,200 acres of land that Tesla has purchased has been reviewed by the Governor of Nuevo Leon. This is roughly twice the size of the land Tesla has secured to build Gigafactory Texas and all of its related projects, including the cathode material plant.
The governor also confirmed Tesla’s intention to invest approximately $5 billion in the construction of the factory, which is comparable to the capital expenditures planned for the other Gigafactories. It is important to note that this typically takes place over a number of years and construction phases, with additional phases after production begins to support the investment.
It is great to see that Tesla’s investment in the Gigafactory Mexico will have a positive impact on the local community. The construction of the factory is expected to create jobs and boost the local economy.
The Gen 3 platform and the Cybertruck
Twitter user Matthew Donegan Ryan, who calls himself the Cybertruck Insider, shared a thread on Twitter where he spoke with Elon Musk’s right-hand man, Tom Zhu. After the investor day, Zhu confirmed that the Gen 3 platform would be built in Mexico first, and then production would be copied and pasted to other Gigafactories. He then confirmed that the first Gen 3 vehicle would roll off the line in 18 to 24 months. He also said something about Giga Mexico being built at the same time as another Giga. This could mean that the Cybertruck is the Gen 3 vehicle, and we can expect the vehicles to be sold in the next 12 to 24 months.
Tesla’s Ultra-Hard Steel Alloy
Tesla has filed a patent application for an “ultra-hard cold-worked steel alloy” that will likely make its way into the electric vehicle (EV) maker’s Cybertruck.
Tesla has filed a patent application for a steel alloy that will encase the Cybertruck’s exoskeleton, calling it an ultra-hard steel alloy. The automaker previously stated that it intended to create its own alloy for the Cybertruck, and has now filed a patent application to protect the technology behind it. The steel is said to perform better than other common automotive-grade alloys. The patent application states that, in some embodiments, the corrosion resistance of the monolithic sheet metal allows the exterior panel of the vehicle to be used without the application of an anti-corrosion coating or anti-corrosion agent, such as paint.
Exoskeleton Design of the Cybertruck
The exoskeleton is designed to be the primary structure of the vehicle, providing a rigid and strong frame that can withstand heavy loads and impacts.
The exoskeleton design and use of stainless steel on the Cybertruck is ingenious. Unlike the mild steel used in standard cars, stainless steel is very tough. So much so that it cannot be pressed or bent into intricate shapes without buckling or breaking. If you want to build a car with an exoskeleton, the material has to be very strong, so stainless steel is ideal. However, it can only be pressed and bent in straight lines.