Tesla to Prioritize Existing Gigafactory Strategy for Unboxing Process: Report

A recent report from *Reuters* claimed that Tesla is retracting its plans to develop a next-generation gigacasting system that would have allowed the company to use a single casting for a vehicle’s entire underbody. The report stated that Tesla would continue using its established process of utilizing a front and rear megacast along with a structural battery pack.

According to the publication, the single-piece gigacast was expected to be a key element of the company’s “unboxed” process. The report, citing sources familiar with the matter, suggested that Tesla abandoned its single-piece gigacast plans last Autumn.

Developing this casting would have required significant trial and error and substantial investment on Tesla’s part, given the need to enhance its existing Giga Press machines. While *Reuters* depicted Tesla’s shift from single-piece gigacast plans in response to underwhelming sales and heightened competition, Elon Musk hinted at the company using its existing gigacasting technology for the Robotaxi “Cybercab” during Tesla’s Q1 earnings call.

Musk mentioned that Tesla is expediting the introduction of new models by integrating elements from both the current and next-generation platforms. He emphasized that the upcoming vehicles, including more affordable models, will incorporate aspects of both platforms and can be produced more efficiently on the current manufacturing lines.

This approach is expected to elevate Tesla’s capacity to over 3 million vehicles when fully realized.

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