Photos show Elon Musk and a Cybertruck prototype visiting the automaker's under-construction Gigafactory in Texas
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Chris Saucedo / Getty Images for SXSW
Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, visited the company's Austin Gigafactory next Thursday.
Musk drove a prototype Tesla Cybertruck and spoke to construction workers.
Photos suggest it wasn't a new prototype as it had door handles, unlike the planned final version.
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Elon Musk took a prototype of Tesla's Cybertruck on Thursday for a ride in the automaker's gigafactory under construction in Texas, where cybertruck production will take place.
Responding to a tweet about the Cybertruck visiting the Gigafactory, Musk said, "I was just there and drove Cybertruck around the site it is being built on!"
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Photos also show him talking to the construction workers on the construction site.
This is the first time a prototype of the vehicle has been seen in more than six months, Electrek reported.
The publication added that this could be the same prototype Musk saw in Los Angeles in December 2019 - in part because of the presence of door handles.
Musk had said on Twitter in March that the updated Cybertruck would come with no door handles.
The electric pickup doesn't have a launch date yet, but Musk said in January that delivery could begin in late 2021 "if we're lucky". He added that he expects mass production to begin in 2022.
Musk had teased a Tesla pickup for years before the Cybertruck debuted in November 2019, Insider's Tim Levin reported.
Tesla said in January that its Austin, Texas Gigafactory, the automaker's fourth factory, will be operational sometime this year.
Musk was one of the driving forces behind the tech migration from Silicon Valley to the Lone Star State. In addition to the Tesla factory, Musk's aerospace company SpaceX, neurotechnology company Neuralink and infrastructure company The Boring Company operate in Texas.
In March, Musk announced that he was trying to start a new town called Starbase at SpaceX's launch facilities in Texas.
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