In the US, Tesla fans have been preparing for a big evening for days: this Thursday at 4 p.m. to celebrate the inauguration. Up to 15,000 guests are allowed, and CEO Elon Musk has hinted that there may be a few more. His speech that evening will be broadcast online, and in the run-up to the event, the vehicles inside the factory, some of which are covered, have sparked speculation.
Removed Model Y delivery message
Like the Tesla factory in Germany, which officially started just over two weeks ago with a smaller Delivery Day, the one in Texas will initially produce the Model Y. As in Grünheide, the first customers to order this electric car to the new Gigafactory they will probably receive it on Thursday. One posted his delivery appointment with the appropriate date and place on Twitter on Wednesday, but later deleted this message without comment. In Texas, the start of deliveries would be a double first. Because not only the factory is new, but also the construction: for the first time, the Model Y from there should receive a battery from the 4680 batteries that Tesla itself produces.
While guests reported back on their previous meetings and posted photos of themselves in front of the huge factory across from the Cyber Rodeo, others were also looking for a way to get involved. In some cases, sexual services were even offered as escorts, albeit more as a joke. According to CEO Musk, it would also work without it: the controls at the entrance would not be very strict, he said in a Twitter response to one of the ticket requests.
While it was clear at the Gigafactory party in Grünheide in late March that it would revolve around the German Model Y, the one in Texas could celebrate other electric cars as well. For example, a Tesla Semi was brought to the site ahead of time. The Cybertruck was initially missing, but on Wednesday a drone filmmaker put two of them on camera. They remained camouflaged within the factory and are easily recognizable by their typical shape, although they both appear to be slightly different. So in the evening there could be news about the Tesla pickup, which will also be produced in Austin.
Veiled Tesla sparks speculation
Also, there are other cars under tarps in the drone footage, which are likely the Model Y and Model 3, as well as an old Roadster; the reason why Tesla is covering these well-known electric cars remained open. But another could contain a surprise: instead of monochrome plastic, the direct view of it is covered by a colored cover with an underwater scene with fish, which at first no one could understand either.
The Cyber Rodeo live stream will start at 9 pm CT on April 7 https://t.co/uMTxGMfYiQ
—Tesla (@Tesla) April 7, 2022
At the latest from 9:00 p.m. local time (in Germany at 4:00 a.m. on Friday) many things should become clearer. Because then CEO Musk wants to give a speech, as he announced on Twitter, while there, like the official Tesla account, he continued to feed curiosity with photos of the prepared interior of the Gigafactory. That’s also when the live stream of the Texas event is scheduled to begin, according to Tesla’s account. An Internet address was not initially disclosed, but it should be found in time.