In November last year, Elon Musk presented Tesla’s first electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, leaving many fans dreaming of the possibility of having the truck in their garages. That desire became even more obvious with the number of reserves increasing exponentially over the months.
During his presentation, Musk pointed to the end of next year regarding the delivery of the first Tesla Cybertruck, but since then, little additional information has been revealed. Now Tesla’s CEO is again asked about possible Cybertruck launch dates and the response was not as good as desired.
Elon Musk reveals that Tesla Cybertruck’s arrival in late 2021 depends on a perfect scenario
Elon Musk revealed that he continues to monitor Cybertruck development closely, having been in the studio overseeing some improvements just last week. Thus, it is confirmed that they have not yet managed to finalize the final design of the pickup, which will most likely end up reaching the market quite differently from what we saw in its presentation in November.
“There are many small improvements when compared to the prototype presented. I think it will be better than what was presented.”, Said Elon Musk.
The fact that its design has not yet been finalized is a cause for concern, as it may end up considerably delaying the entire production process, but that is not the main concern.
Tesla’s CEO recalled that the dates proposed during the presentation are directly dependent on the construction of the Gigafactory in Austin and the implementation of new technologies for the manufacture of Cybertruck’s new exoskeleton. Musk said that “if all goes well”, Tesla Cybertruck should start reaching its first users as early as 2021, with large volume production taking place only in 2022.
Especially at this time when we are facing great difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems very unlikely that “everything will go well”. So it seems to be a much more realistic option to expect the first Cybertrucks to arrive in 2022 only.
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