In other words, Tesla aims to build the Cybertruck’s battery packs in-house. Everything will be under one roof. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has long desired to have battery production moved away from current suppliers like Panasonic and LG Chem. The benefits are enormous. For starters, the current supply chain model would immediately end. The coronavirus pandemic has harshly reminded the auto industry the supply chain is extremely fragile.
Even if an automaker manages to get its factory up and running with social distancing, etc., it doesn’t mean said factory can fully function. Without essential vehicle components provided by suppliers, final assembly cannot happen.