‘Refined too long’
The exceptionally striking Tesla Cybertruck will finally go into production in a year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced this. He also provides an explanation for the delay.
The run-up to the introduction of the Tesla Cybertruck is quite long. Anyway, we are used to that from Tesla. In 2019, Elon Musk already presented the eccentric electric pickup with great fanfare, with the initial goal of launching it in 2021. In the summer of that year, however, the introduction was postponed to 2022, but it will not happen this year either. At the beginning of this year, the first quarter of 2023 was still circled in red by Reuters, but now it appears from the words of CEO Elon Musk that it will take a little longer.
In an interview with Tesla Owners Silicon Valley, Musk says that ‘mid 2023’ production will really start. Not long after that, so in 2023, the first copies will be delivered. Until recently, the Cybertruck was ‘planed’, but now the production version is really ready. “The design is finally established. For sure.” According to Musk, changing the design at a detailed level took a lot of time. “That got a little out of hand.” Still, in his view, it would have made little difference in the end if the final design had been completed earlier. The chip shortage and the corona crisis have also caused the necessary delays, according to the billionaire.
The American market will probably be the first to act next year, so it could take until 2024 before the Cybertruck is also available in Europe. Incidentally, it is currently not possible to order a Cybertruck in many countries, including the Netherlands. There are probably enough orders for the time being and Tesla should first start building that series before it can think of larger numbers.
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