Tesla received a small batch of Kuka industrial robotic arms to assemble the Cybertruck electric pickup truck.
In 2021, Tesla already ordered Kuka for its Gigafactory in Texas. Robots have been introduced into Model Y production lines.
This time the company ordered 66 robots. Perhaps this batch is only part of a larger supply.
Tesla has begun installing production equipment to start production of the Cybertruck in 2023. The company aimed to start production in the middle of next year, although the media reported that it would only begin by the end of the year.
At the same time, Tesla is actively hiring employees to work on the Cybertruck.
The automaker recently announced that the Gigafactory in Texas is producing 3,000 Model Y vehicles per week. Initially, the target was 5,000 vehicles per week. Once that target is reached, Tesla will shift its focus to the Cybertruck.
Electrek does not expect large Cybertruck sales until the second half of 2024. At the same time, analysts admit that the Tesla electric pickup truck has a chance to become dominant in the market within a short period of time.
In December, Tesla announced that the Cybertruck will use 1MW ultra-fast charging technology, which will appear next year in the fourth generation of Supercharger stations. It was designed for Tesla Semi electric trucks.