Tesla is receiving a small delivery of Kuka robots and defining all the timings to build the famous Cybertruck electric van. It is true that we are not yet talking about a giant army of Tesla robots but it is something that should happen very soon.
Tesla already has an army of robots thinking about the Cybertruck
For now, Kuka robots are mostly industrial robots used in manufacturing. It’s Tesla’s robot of choice for most of its production line, along with some FANUC robots.
Now after Tesla received a massive delivery of Kuka robots at the Texas Gigafactory to build the Model Y production lines last year, now another large order of Kuka robots has arrived, according to information seen by Twitter user @gregtruck200.
66 Kuka production line robots arrived in Houston on the 18th. The Kuka robots have been used on ALL Tesla production lines, just makes most sense at this time to be in regards to #Cybertruck $tsla Check out below! Incl. example of WHAT Kuka Robots are specifically! pic.twitter.com/3K4uwuSCaR
— Greg (@greggertruck) December 22, 2022
While that’s a significant number, 66 robots isn’t really that many for most automotive production lines. Anyway, things will soon be very different.
I remind you that the receipt of this shipment of robots coincides with the production of the Cybertruck. That is, all these equipment are already thinking about the Cybertruck in 2023.
Tesla has oriented everything towards the start of production in mid-2023, but it has also always said that the focus of the production teams will only shift to Cybertruck once the Model Y reaches the expected volume at the Gigafactory Texas.
The automaker recently announced that the Texas Gigafactory has achieved production of 3000 vehicles in a week. The original target was 5000 vehicles per week, which is what Tesla usually refers to when talking about achieving “volume production”.
Of course, over time, this volume will increase. This is because Tesla is preparing to build a veritable army of robots. With so many productions running it will be necessary.