Tesla’s ‘difficult’ Cybertruck postponed to 2022
“Prototypes are easy, production is difficult.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has made this point time and time again and the proof is the latest delay for the Cybertruck.
The automaker’s website has apparently confirmed that the first deliveries of its stainless steel pickup have been postponed until 2022.
“You will be able to complete your setup as production approaches in 2022,” said a message on the booking site for all three versions of Cybertruck. Previously, Dual Motor AWD and Tri Motor AWD configurations were listed with a target date of 2021.
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“I think the Cybertruck ramp will be tough because it’s such a new architecture. I mean it’s going to be a great product. It might be, I think, our best product yet. But there’s a lot. fundamentally new design ideas in the Cybertruck, ”Musk said during Tesla’s second-quarter earnings call in July.
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The Cybertruck will be built at Tesla’s plant under construction in Austin, Texas, alongside the Model Y and will use radically new production methods that will replace dozens of parts with large one-piece castings and be powered by a next-generation battery technology that is still in development. The Tesla Semi has also been pushed back to 2022 until there is a large enough supply of new battery packs to build both vehicles on an economically viable scale.
“Nobody’s ever really made a car like this before, a vehicle like this before. So there will likely be challenges because there is so much uncharted territory,” Musk said.