Tesla’s Cybertruck delayed until late 2022, Elon Musk confirms:
At this rate, actually seeing a Cybertruck on the streets may be the stuff of legend.
On a company call with Tesla employees, Elon Musk confirmed that the Cybertruck isn’t expected to go into production until late 2022, and volume production may not ramp up until late 2023, according to Electrek.
This latest timeline update comes after the Tesla website quietly changed its fine print to indicate that the Cybertruck would be coming in 2022, rather than late 2021 as previously promised. The delay wasn’t entirely surprising, as Musk had tweeted about the manufacturing and supply chain issues that had plagued the company, most likely pandemic-related.
While not unexpected, the “late” part of “late 2022” is disappointing to the more than 1.25 million customers who pre-ordered the Cybertruck by Aug. 2021.
While the extra year should be enough to finally deliver on the Cybertruck promise, perhaps Tesla buyers shouldn’t hold their breath. The Cybertruck is expected to be built at the Gigafactory Texas, Tesla’s new factory in Austin. The only problem? The Gigafactory is still under construction itself.
It might be a tad difficult to get the Cybertruck into consumers’ hands if the very industrial unit that makes it needs to finish being made first.
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