Tesla Gigafactory in Austin Close to Launching Into Production

Tesla's Austin, Texas-based gigafactory could be days away from opening its doors and beginning production. Dan Ives, managing director of equity research at WedBush Securities, joined Cheddar to talk about his estimate that the EV company will be running its factory within a week and noted that Tesla has been in a good position despite ongoing semiconductor shortages. "They're really almost Teflon-like relative to other automakers," he said, calling its production delays "containable." Amid another shortage — labor —, he said he thinks Tesla positioned itself well for access to talent months ago with expanded hiring amid the move to Texas from California.
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