Rumors have circulated about an agreement between Tesla and Steel Dynamics, for the supply of steel that the first will use in the new electric truck Cybertruck of. The supply will come from a new $ 1,7 billion factory in Texas, not far from its own factory in the same area.
When Tesla introduced the Cybertruck last year, one of its most interesting features was the fact that the vehicle will not be constructed using the traditional system car body, but will have an exoskeleton.
According to Tesla:
«The Cybertruck is made with an outer shell for ultimate durability and occupant protection. Starting with an almost impenetrable exoskeleton, each component is designed for superior strength, from Ultra-Hard 30X cold rolled stainless steel and Tesla armored glass.»
The company said they used the best steel they could get:
«If there was something better, we would use it. Helps eliminate dents, damage & long-term corrosion with a soft monochrome exoskeleton that forms the casing on the outside car and provides maximum protection to you and your passengers.»
"We will use the same alloy in the Starship rocket."
Recently, there were rumors that Tesla could procure the steel from Steel Dynamics, which is building a huge new plant in Texas.
The San Patricio County Judge, David Krebs, which is involved in approving the $ 1,7 billion project, told local media:
«The $ 1,7 billion Steel Dynamics plant under construction in Shinton is scheduled to open by the fall of 2021. Not only will it offer hundreds of new jobs but it will also supply the steel used to build Cybertruck of Tesla.»
Of course, Tesla is currently building its own plant in Austin, Texas, just a few hours away from the new steel plant.
However, neither Tesla nor Steel Dynamics have confirmed the supply agreement for Cybertruck.
Tesla plans to start mass production for its electric truck by the end of 2021 and has more than 650.000 bookings for the electric vehicle, according to the latest count. Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that there will be challenges to the timely production of Cybertruck, as new methods are needed to construction of this steel exoskeleton.
Tesla plans to start mass production for its electric truck by the end of 2021 and has over 650.000 bookings, according to the latest count.
Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that there will be challenges to the timely production of Cybertruck, as new methods are required to build this steel exoskeleton.