Finally, the Tesla Cybertruck can be seen.
According to a Reuters report, the electric car maker plans to begin mass production of its highly anticipated all-electric truck in late 2023. That’s two years later than originally planned, but we have a feeling that those who have already reserved the vehicle will be glad that it’s still coming.
The news is not a complete shock. Last month, Tesla announced that it was preparing its Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, to begin “early production” of the Cybertruck in the middle of next year.
The plan is to gradually increase production to full levels by the end of 2023, two people familiar with the matter told the sources.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla
“We are on the last lap of the Cybertruck,” said Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in a recent conference call with financial analysts.
Tesla, which disbanded its press department in 2020, did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. The electric car is only a year away from production, but that also means Tesla won’t be able to make money on a model vital to its future until 2022.
Most of the hundreds of thousands who set aside $100 for the charge—assuming they want to continue the purchase—will probably have to wait even longer for delivery.
There are also several key questions about the vehicles that still need to be answered. Tesla has yet to offer a look at what the Cybertruck will look like, so it’s unclear how much it will resemble the angular vehicle that Musk showed off in 2019.
We’re also still waiting to find out if the brand can meet some of its more outlandish performance goals, like the ability to tow 1,000 pounds, zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds, and 500 miles. scope.
There is also the question of how much it costs. When the Cybertruck was first unveiled, Musk said the pickup would start at less than $40,000, and the top-of-the-line three-motor version would cost $69,000. Car prices have risen since then the average price for a new vehicle was a record $48,301 in August, so it’s unlikely that Tesla will adhere to the aforementioned prices, especially since they’ve been removed from the company’s website.