Tesla had a record-breaking 2021 but this year is already looking much better as customer deliveries of the Model Y from Gigafactory Texas could start soon. How soon? Sources familiar with the company’s agenda have told Electrek they’re targeting the end of the quarter for the first vehicles to be shipped to their rightful owners.
Several Model Ys have been caught on camera in recent months at Gigafactory Texas and it is believed Tesla is currently doing last-minute testing with pre-production prototypes. Electrek goes on to say new employees are being hired in Austin – an obvious sign series production will commence sooner rather than later.
Speaking of the electric crossover being built at a new plant, the Model Y will also be assembled in the near future at Tesla’s Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg to cater to the European market. The EV automaker is preparing for a new record-shattering year as demand for the Model Y continues to remain at an impressively high level.
Beyond the Model Y, Elon Musk has promised to intervene during the 2021 Q4 earnings call on January 26 to talk about updates to the product roadmap. It’s when we will likely find out when deliveries of the Cybertruck will finally commence after several delays. According to a recent report from Reuters, that might not happen until the end of Q1 2023.
We are also curious to find out when and if the second-generation Roadster is due to hit the market since we haven’t heard anything about the convertible sports car in a long time. Tesla’s head honcho could also talk about the Semi as the utilitarian vehicle has been caught on camera on multiple instances in recent times.
Of course, the earnings call will go through the juicy numbers of 2021 when Tesla produced 930,422 cars and delivered 936,172. In 2022 with the boost in Model Y production, it seems highly probable the company will hit the one-million mark in both cases.