The Tesla Cybertruck is finally ready for limited production between June and September this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the information during the automaker’s recent earnings call. The highly-anticipated and controversial all-electric pickup truck debuted in late 2019 but has suffered numerous setbacks and delays. Initially, the EV will be produced in limited quantities, with volume production planned for 2024.
Tesla expects Cybertruck production to begin sometime this summer, Musk said. “We do hope to start production sometime this summer, but I always downplay the start of production because it’s always very slow,” Musk said, adding further that mass production of the electric car is critical, Scheduled for 2024. “I’m not going to start production with too much inventory,” the Tesla CEO said.
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Since its launch in 2019, the Tesla Cybertruck has been one of the most anticipated electric vehicles in the world. With more than 1.3 million vehicles delivered worldwide in 2022, and the Semi already launched, it’s time for the Tesla Cybertruck to enter the final stages of its development and reach production-ready status.
Interestingly, Elon Musk’s comments come as Tesla’s chief car designer Franz von Holzhausen said recently that the upcoming pickup is ready from a design standpoint. In addition, Tesla’s latest patent application filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office has surfaced, showing that the Cybetruck will be equipped with a windshield with a piece of glass on it that can be bent using concentrated heat.
Launched four years ago, the Cybertruck seats six people. Its features include a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a joystick steering wheel. The EV is expected to have a range of approximately 804 kilometers on a single charge.
Tesla has already racked up about 1.5 million pre-orders for the Cybertruck, with Elon Musk saying the car company received 146,000 pre-orders in just two days after its debut.
First published date: Jan 26, 2023 at 13:38pm CST