Tesla Supplier IDRA Sending 9k Ton Giga Press to Asia

The first Giga Press ordered by Tesla just recently started arriving in Texas, and Tesla engineers are currently assembling the machine before Cybertruck production begins. Today IDRA posted a short 36-second Giga Press video via its official Linkedin showing the 9,000-ton giga press and its assembly process, with the caption "Another 9,000t ready to go, on its way to Asia".

To date, Tesla is the only known IDRA customer using such giant machines. In addition, both the 6,000-ton and 9,000-ton Giga Presses are designed in The combination of these two facts indicates that it is almost certain that the Giga Press referred to by IDRA is being sent to Tesla.

So far, Tesla has only revealed that the 9,000 ton Giga Press will be used to build the Cybertruck, and since no plans to build the Cybertruck in China have been announced, the question is what will Giga Shanghai do with the casting machine?

We all know that Tesla has been working on a smaller compact car. If the 6,000 ton Giga press can reduce the number of parts to 2 for the larger Model Y, then the more powerful 9,000 ton Giga press applied to the smaller compact car will likely be able to take the entire car as a single unit. So the biggest possibility is that Tesla is preparing to build their fabled $25,000 car.

Not much information is available about this new car, except that it will be more compact and cheaper than the Model 3, and will use a third-generation platform. The third-generation platform is expected to significantly reduce manufacturing costs, and there's no doubt that lowering the price will be one hell of an upgrade. We'll have to wait and see if the new Giga Press arrives in Shanghai later this year.

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John Murphy is the founder of TOPCARS Tesla Aftermarket Accessories, as well as an investor in Tesla and owner of the Model Y. He posts about Tesla news while running the site on a daily basis.

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