Tesla’s odd-looking Cybertruck was purported to lastly attain mass manufacturing someday across the center of this yr, after having been initially introduced in November of 2019. Extremely-long improvement cycles like this are sadly not out of the strange for EVs, however prepare for some unhealthy information.
Throughout its fourth quarter earnings name in the present day, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that whereas some manufacturing will begin “sometime this summer”, mass manufacturing won’t be achieved till 2024. Because of this most individuals who desire a Cybertruck undoubtedly will not be driving one this yr, as manufacturing ramp-ups are notoriously gradual.
Tesla has not less than began putting in the manufacturing gear required for the Cybertruck’s meeting at its manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas, together with the castings that can produce its physique. So there’s that.
The Cybertruck’s manufacturing has been delayed earlier than. “Pre-production” (no matter meaning) was initially supposed to begin in late 2021, however bought delayed due to COVID (bear in mind when that was used because the common excuse for all the pieces? These have been the times!). Then, a few yr in the past, we bought the “mid-2023” projection for mass manufacturing, which is not going to occur.
When you’re anxiously ready for the Cybertruck to grow to be an actual product that’s broadly out there for buy, you must know that final yr Musk informed buyers that its specs and value will likely be totally different from what was unveiled all these years in the past. It most likely will not shock you to study that “different” on this context means costlier: the finalized mannequin will begin at greater than $39,900 – which was supposedly the preliminary goal.