Tesla announces robotaxi and confirms Cybertruck for 2023
Last week, Tesla held an event dubbed the Cyber Rodeo in order to celebrate the official opening of its plant near Austin, Texas. CEO Elon Musk took to the stage and made some new claims about Tesla’s future plans.
At that point, Musk made some new announcements claiming that the delayed Tesla Cybertruck, Roadster, and Semi would all start production in 2023. Meanwhile, Tesla design boss Franz von Holzhausen drove a prototype Cybertruck on stage.
At the opening event, Musk also said the factory would build a futuristic-looking “robotaxi.” Tesla also showed the first Model Y crossovers that will be built at his Texas factory. Musk said the factory would be capable of building 500,000 vehicles per year when production is fully ramped up. Last month, Tesla opened a similar sized plant near Berlin, Germany, and there have been recent rumours that Tesla would be looking to double its Chinese capacity to almost one million vehicles with the construction of a second plant in China.