The long-awaited Tesla Cybertruck will begin driving to customers’ homes by the end of the year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that deliveries of the Cybertruck electric pickup will begin in the third quarter of 2023. The all-electric debuted to much fanfare in 2019, but the automaker has already missed several deadlines when it comes to deliveries.
Elon Musk confirmed the development during a speech on Tesla’s 2023 earnings call. He said, “Regarding the Cybertruck, we continue to build an alpha version of the Cybertruck on our pilot line for testing. Installs, we expect to have a delivery event, a great delivery event probably in the third quarter.”
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That puts the Tesla Cybertruck delivery event sometime in August or September of this year. Electric pickups have remained one of the most polarizing designs in the automotive world in recent years. At its launch event four years ago, Tesla said the electric SUV would be made of ultra-hard cold-rolled stainless steel patented by the automaker. The model also promises to feature Tesla Armor Glass made from a polymer layered composite.
The Tesla Cybertruck’s cabin will be equipped with a 17-inch touchscreen system and a new user interface, with seating for up to six people. Tesla claims its electric pickup can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and promises a range of 800 km on a single charge. The model will also feature an adaptive air suspension that provides a more nimble ride and can be lowered or raised by 4 inches.
Tesla is expected to reveal the exact specifications and price of the Cybertruck at the delivery event. Some vehicle deliveries are expected at the event, with actual deliveries likely months away, based on the automaker’s history. Production and supply chain constraints will play a key role in determining how quickly Tesla can ramp up Cybertruck deliveries.
First published date: April 20, 2023 at 15:52 PM CST