First look inside the Tesla ‘Cyber Rodeo’ at Gigafactory Texas

Credit: @24_7TeslaNews | Twitter

The first looks inside the Tesla “Cyber Rodeo” event at Gigafactory Texas are beginning to appear as attendees make their way to the event, located just outside Austin.

Tesla is holding a 15,000-person event at its new production facility in Texas to launch the opening of the factory. The activities slotted for the evening include food, live music, factory tours, and speeches from CEO Elon Musk, among others.

Now, people attending the event are starting to make their way to the Gigafactory Texas property, and they’re sharing some photos of the event before it begins.

Pictures shared by Tesla enthusiast James Locke show a few of the things attendees will see when they arrive at the site, including a welcome area for check-in (which Elon Musk said wouldn’t be strict), hundreds of Tesla Model Y castings, and the IDRA Giga Press.

Credit: James Locke | Twitter
Credit: James Locke | Twitter
Credit: James Locke | Twitter

The castings for the Model Y are essentially the chassis of the vehicle, which Tesla is using to not only increase production efficiency but also vehicle safety. Tesla announced earlier this year during its Q4 2021 Earnings Call that Model Ys built at the new Texas facility would equip the structural battery pack and 4680 cells.

The Giga Press is manufactured by the Italian company IDRA that can cast the body of any of Tesla’s vehicles in a matter of a few seconds. The IDRA presses have been spotted on Giga Texas property in the past as the company worked toward producing the first pre-production units of the Model Y.

Another photo from another Twitter user named Alex shows the Giga Texas stage, which was teased by Elon Musk in a series of photos earlier today.

Credit: @24_7TeslaNews | Twitter

The event is set to kick off in just a few hours, and Tesla is planning to live stream the event at 9 PM CT. The attendees can enter the event at 4 PM CT, so expect to see more photos of the event on Teslarati in the coming hours.

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Joey Klender: Joey has been a journalist covering electric mobility at TESLARATI since August 2019. In his time at TESLARATI, Joey has broken several big stories, including the first images of the Tesla Model S Plaid, the imminent release of the 4680 Model Y through EPA certification, and several expansions to the Lucid AMP-1 factory in Arizona, to name a few. His stories have been featured in several publications, including Yahoo! Finance, Fox News, CNET, and Seeking Alpha. In his spare time, Joey is playing golf, watching MMA, or cheering on any of his favorite sports teams, including the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, Miami Heat, Washington Capitals, and Penn State Nittany Lions. You can get in touch with joey at He is also on Twitter @KlenderJoey.
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