Elon Musk held a phone call with Tesla employees that covered updates on multiple new products from the American EV maker. However, among that meeting was a detail that the Tesla Cybertruck won’t begin production until late 2022, and faster production won’t increase until 2023. Musk cited new technology in the truck, while previous delays have already been credited to prioritizing Model Y production over the Cybertruck.
Electrek was first with the report.
Tesla Still Struggling With Meeting Production Targets
During the company’s Artificial Intelligence day in August, Elon Musk stated that the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck wouldn’t be for “about a year or so.” By comparison, the Rivian R1T is set to launch in September, with R1S deliveries set to start in January of 2022. Ford’s 2022 F-150 Lightning has a planned launch in spring of 2022, and as of right now, that doesn’t seem to be changing. Finally, GMC’s Hummer EV pickup is scheduled to begin delivering sometime in the coming months, making the Cybertruck the last among these anticipated trucks to hit the market.
Elon Musk has also stated on Twitter that the Roadster supercar that was supposed to launch last year has been pushed to 2023 due to “supply chain issues,” which isn’t all surprising as everyone seems to be getting hit by this problem.
The new Tesla models are expected to use their next-generation 4860 lithium-ion cell battery technology. The battery is still under development, and will have sixteen percent more range than the current batteries Tesla has in their vehicles.
Change In Tesla Cybertruck Production And Deliveries Not Yet Official
Musk haven’t given any on-record details regarding this latest Tesla Cybertruck production decision yet. Still, the decision to push production back an entire year looks like the Cybertruck will have quite a bit of competition as many people will be able to get their hands on any of the other electric pickups without the need to wait for Tesla’s truck.