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New Tesla Cybertrucks, rumored to be “Master Candidates,” the final step before production, have been spotted coming out of Gigafactory Texas.

For the past month, Tesla has had full and at times, partial shutdowns, of production at Gigafactory Texas as it conducted factory upgrades.

Yesterday, a drone video shot by Joe Tegtmeyer confirmed that workers are now coming back to the factory.

The video showed new Model Y bodies coming out of the factory and new Cybertrucks.

There have been rumors that the shutdown at Gigafactory Texas might have been linked to the start of Cybertruck production.

Tegtmeyer, who often gets to talk to Giga Texas employees as he flyes drones there almost daily, claims that the new Cybertrucks spotted coming out of the factory are “Master Candidates,” the last step before production.

While it can’t be confirmed if they are master candidates or production versions, the two Cybertrucks spotted at the factory did look a lot more refined than the previously spotted prototypes:

The trims and fittings seem to blend better with the stainless steel body of the electric pickup truck.

While we can’t judge the vehicle’s fit and finish too closely because the footage is taken from a distance with a drone, the looks of those two Cybertrucks are encouraging.

Tesla is expected to officially start Cybertruck production any day now with deliveries to start at an event likely within the next month.

More Cybertrucks have been spotted parked at the homes of Tesla employees, which is a good sign that internal testing has expanded.

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MuskWire TLDR:

Rumored to be in the final stage before production, new Tesla Cybertrucks have been seen emerging from Gigafactory Texas. The factory had experienced shutdowns over the past month for upgrades, but a recent drone video confirmed that workers are returning. The footage revealed new Model Y bodies and Cybertrucks leaving the facility. Speculation suggests that the shutdown may have been related to the beginning of Cybertruck production. The Cybertrucks seen in the video appeared more refined compared to previous prototypes, with better integration of trims and fittings on the stainless steel body. Though the footage was taken from a distance, it offers promising glimpses of the vehicles. Tesla is expected to commence Cybertruck production soon, with deliveries potentially starting within the next month. Furthermore, sightings of Cybertrucks parked at the residences of Tesla employees indicate an expansion of internal testing.