With enough patience, those interested in acquiring the new Tesla truck will have to arm themselves. Production of Tesla’s futuristic Cybertruck will be delayed a little longer and is expected to begin from 2022 onwards.
We may have seen the full unveiling of the electric pickup in November 2019, but all indications are that Tesla was not ready to go ahead with mass production of the model. Thus, on Tesla’s official website, where the van can be pre-ordered, it is estimated that production is expected to begin around the end of 2021. Therefore, the first deliveries of the new models are expected by early 2022 at the earliest.
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Production will emphasize the model with the three electric motors that are also the one with the longest range, while the simplest model costing $39,900 will be delayed even further, perhaps a little later than in 2022. Of course this will depend on other circumstances, but at the moment Tesla has not given further details. It is worth noting that the Tesla new Tesla truck will be produced at Tesla’s new factory in Austin, Texas, whose construction has not yet been completed.
Lars Moravy, Tesla’s vice president of vehicle technology, said:
Cybertruck is currently in Alpha Stadium as the basic mechanics of its architecture have been completed. We transfer much of model Y’s structural packaging and large casting designs to our new factories in Berlin and Austin. Obviously, these take precedence over Cybertruck, but later in the year we will move on to the Beta phase of Cybertruck and try to start production in Texas after initially starting production of the Model Y.
Tesla has already accepted 1.25 million pre-orders, with a $100 deposit and the possibility of a full refund.