A record amount of Tesla’s parked together reveals the astonishing Cybertruck production run rate

  • Drone footage shows Tesla’s Texas gigafactory teaming with Cybertrucks
  • 140 units were spotted suggesting production has ramped up
  • If the company is able to produce 140 units per day, the EV maker may achieve a production run rate of 50,000 Cybertrucks per year

Published on Feb 26, 2024 at 9:47 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Feb 28, 2024 at 8:35 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The question on everyone’s minds is: how’s Tesla going to deal with the demand for the Cybertruck?

Apparently, Tesla has been receiving close to 10,000 orders per day since the delivery event back in November.

As for how the EV maker’s coping with the demand – who actually knows – but drone footage gives reason to be hopeful that production has been ramped up.

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The footage, captured by Joe Tegtmeyer, with a drone at Tesla’s Texas gigafactory, shows a record 140 Cybertrucks ready to be delivered to customers.

That many Cybertrucks in one place at one time is an unreal sight.

However, what’s really interesting is what can be extrapolated from the scene.

Throughout the course of the day at Giga Texas, Cybertrucks are loaded on semi-trucks and shipped across the US.

At the same time, new Cybertrucks hot off the production are being stationed in the factory’s parking lot.

That being said, despite there being 140 in the parking lot, it’s nigh on impossible to work out how many units of the Cybertruck are being produced in a single day.

But, if we’re take the 140 number at face value and estimate that’s the number Tesla is able to produce in a day, production may well be ramping up better than hoped.

140 units per day equates to a production run of more than 50,000 Cybertrucks per year, which isn’t bad going.

It’s fair to say, the Cybertruck looks like it’s going to be sold out for the forseeable.

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, previously stated scaling production of a vehicle like the Cybertruck is hard.

Musk foresees “enormous challenges” in ramping up Cybertruck production, mainly because the pickup requires new manufacturing processes.

He estimates that it’ll take around 18 months until the EV pickup is cashflow positive.

It won’t be until some point in 2025 – once Tesla has navigated these production challenges – when the company will be producing “roughly” 250,000 units a year, Musk predicts.

If the volume of new orders coming in continues, Tesla is going to have a major problem on its hands.

They’ll need to get all hands on deck to continue ramping up production – just like they did for the Model 3.

Speaking of which, recent pictures give a first look at the new and improved Tesla Model 3 Performance.


Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.