The Tesla Cybertruck is likely to launch with Vehicle-2-Home charging capabilities and will be manufactured at the now confirmed Tesla Gigafactory Austin in Texas.
A reliable source confirmed this news on Twitter. According to him, the location of the next Tesla Gigafactory was supposed to be announced during the Tesla Battery Day. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the date of the event is unlikely to be confirmed, any time soon.
Here’s the tweet:
BREAKING: Tesla will be building a plant in Austin, Texas
— Zach (@TeslaTested) May 15, 2020
According to Reuters, Tesla plans to install Terafactories, which will be 30-times the size of Nevada Gigafactory, for automated production of low-cost battery cells.
Will the Texas Gigafactory be the first “Terafactory” remains to be seen. Additionally, the Tesla Cybertruck is set for a 2021 launch, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the source confirmed.
Tesla Cybertruck With V2H Charging To Be Made In Gigafactory Texas
In case you’re wondering, what is Vehicle-2-Home charging? It is a feature in modern electric cars that allows your car to function as grid energy storage to power your settlement.
According to experts, such a feature is quite popular among truck users and off-roading enthusiasts. As they don’t need an extra generator to power their equipment in the middle of a remote area.
The YouTube channel dubbed “The Limiting Factor” uncovered the potential existence of the V2H charging feature in the Tesla Cybertruck. He discovered it in one of Jeff Dahn’s videos who is a battery researcher at Tesla.
A new Tesla million-mile battery with moderate energy density capable of offering a greater number of recharge cycles will enable the V2H charging feature in the Cybertruck.
The same was proven in a paper published in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society. It read that a moderate energy density cell “should be able to power an electric vehicle for over 1.6 million kilometers (1 million miles) and last at least two decades in grid energy storage.”
Tesla Cybertruck is set for a 2021 release date and will be manufactured at the new Gigafactory in Texas. According to the source, the new Gigafactory will first build the general assembly line followed by the rest of the plant later on.