In connection with Wednesday’s quarterly report, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk chose to confirm the information that the launch of Cybertruck has been postponed.
The hope is that the car in question will be launched next year, but it may well take until 2024 before the first copies are delivered.
According to The Verge Elon Musk also took the opportunity to deny the information that Tesla intends to launch an electric car that will cost 25,000 dollars. This is not the case at present, as the batteries are still far too expensive to manufacture.
When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019 – a couple of months before covid-19 spread around the world and turned upside down in everyday life – it was thought that it would start production in 2021.
Pretty soon, the planned start of production was postponed to 2022, but according to Reuters Tesla has once again chosen to postpone it. Now the idea is that the first production copies will roll out of the new factory in Texas during the first quarter of 2023.
On the pre-order page for Cybertruck, Tesla has removed all references to dates. It was previously stated that customers will be able to complete their orders “close to the start of production in 2022”, but the year has been removed.
According to Reuters, the reason for the delay this time is that Tesla will add and change functions to better compete with other electric pickups.