The latest video reports from Tesla Giga Austin in Texas show that Tesla has built its first, and pretty big, concrete column near the "Big Pit" where the stamping machines are supposed to be installed.
We expect that soon more of those columns will be built around, which should give us a better outlook about the size and shape of the facility.
Of course, it's not the only new thing on the site as the work now progresses 24/7. There are more steel structures, concrete footings and clearings in other parts of the plot.
We guess that once buildings start to grow up, Giga Austin will turn out to be even more busy than now.
Tesla Gigafactory 5 in Austin, Texas:
- started on July 17, 2020, and announced on July 23, 2020
- Cybertruck: in development, unveiled in late 2019, production from late 2021
- Model Y: an additional production site in the U.S. (no word about the Model 3)
- Semi: in development. To be launched in 2021, but (not yet confirmed for Texas)
2,481 acres of land (2,100 acres initially plus additional 381 acres acquired in September 2020)