Tesla overcomes doubts on 4680 cell production, enough for 1,000 Cybertrucks

Tesla announced this Wednesday that it successfully manufactured adequate 4680 cells at Giga Texas last week to outfit more than 1000 Cybertrucks, sharing the update on X with an accompanying image of factory employees and two Cybertrucks.

In December, Reuters reported on the EV giant’s struggle to produce 4680 cells quickly enough to meet its targeted annual production of a quarter million Cybertrucks, indicating that Tesla’s Texas gigafactory was only producing enough cells for approximately 24,000 Cybertrucks annually.

However, Tesla refuted this report in January during its fourth-quarter earnings call, with Supply Chain Vice President Karn Budhiraj stating that 4680 production was ahead of the Cybertruck ramp, boasting weeks of finished cell inventory.

Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, stated that Tesla would continue to scale up its 4680 production while simultaneously increasing orders from suppliers, projecting that at the current rate, the Texas gigafactory could produce over 52,000 Cybertrucks annually, not accounting for supplier orders.

Contrary to December’s report, Musk emphasized that the company’s intention to deliver a quarter million Cybertrucks was slated for 2025, not 2024, thus offering a more optimistic outlook.

Addressing concerns, Musk highlighted that the challenge with the Cybertruck lies in production rather than demand, citing significant hurdles in achieving volume production due to its innovative design.

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