The Tesla Cybertruck has been postponed multiple times (at least), leading to suspicion that it might not be manufactured at all. Tesla now appears to have a plan to build the Cybertruck, but it will not happen this year. Tesla is expected to begin manufacturing of the Cybertruck in early 2023 at the earliest. How probable is it that the Tesla Cybertruck will be seen in 2023 – or ever?
The manufacturing of the Tesla Cybertruck has been delayed until 2023.
According to Reuters, manufacturing of the Tesla Cybertruck has been postponed until the first quarter of 2023. The reason for the Cybertruck’s delay has less to do with supply chain challenges that other automakers are experiencing, and more to do with the Cybertruck’s design.
The reason for the Cybertruck’s delay has less to do with supply chain challenges that other automakers are experiencing, and more to do with the Cybertruck’s design.
Tesla appears to want to perfect the Tesla Cybertruck before launching it, despite the fact that rival automakers are developing extremely competitive electric pickup trucks. A rumor has it that Tesla will release two Tesla trucks in the future, one of which will be a smaller, more toned-down version of the Cybertruck.
This isn’t the first time the Cybertruck has been delayed.
In addition to the Cybertruck’s delay, Tesla wants to start with a small number of Cybertrucks and gradually increase manufacturing (and maybe sales) as time goes on. This might help Tesla reduce any possible losses, as the Cybertruck’s revolutionary design has been panned by almost as many people as it has been praised.
Initially, Tesla stated that manufacturing of the Cybertruck will begin in late 2021. The Cybertruck’s manufacturing timeline was then pushed back from late 2021 to sometime in 2022. Until the Cybertruck’s production schedule was deleted totally from the Tesla website, it appeared that manufacturing would begin in late 2021.
Its destiny remained unknown until mid-January 2022, when it was assigned a new date of early 2023. Will the Tesla Cybertruck’s manufacturing date modifications be decided here? Only time will tell if this is true.
Other Tesla models have also had problems. The Tesla Roadster, which was promised some years ago but has yet to materialize, is still only an idea. The Tesla Semi-Truck, on the other hand, remains to be seen. Perhaps Tesla’s upcoming earnings call on January 26, 2022, will provide some insight on not only the Cybertruck, but also the Roadster and Semi’s fates.
Other electric truck manufacturers are competing with Tesla.
While the Tesla Cybertruck concept was initially considered completely weird (and still is), it has attracted the attentions of rival automakers. Several automobile and technology firms have filed patents or designs that seem similar to the Cybertruck. The Apple Car and EdisonFuture vehicles, which have the same angular design and metallic body as the Cybertruck, are among them.
Other types of electric trucks are causing controversy in the automotive sector. The demand for the Ford F-150 Lightning has overwhelmed Ford’s capacity to create enough pickup trucks, and the Rivian R1T is so appealing that it’s all everyone can speak about. The Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, and Canoo electric pickup truck are also available. For electric pickup trucks, this is an exciting time.
One thing is certain: if the Tesla Cybertruck is ever built, it will attract a lot of attention. Its appearance appears to be out of this planet, and with Tesla’s brand attached, it will undoubtedly have technologies not seen in other automobiles. Now all we have to do is wait to see whether the Cybertruck manages to escape a plant.