Interest in the Tesla Cybertruck is growing as it slowly makes its way toward its long-awaited mass production run. The Cybertruck is not only the electric car company’s most ambitious project yet, but also one of the most anticipated electric vehicles in the world. In his latest comments about the upcoming Cybertruck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that not only will it be difficult to design, it will be even harder to build.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in response to Twitter users that designing an electric pickup truck is not easy. He also said that building an electric car is harder than designing it. Speaking of the Tesla Cybertruck’s design, the EV first caught the world’s attention when it debuted in 2019. Since then, multiple EV prototypes have been spotted in testing, but the radical basic design of the EV remains the same as the first concept.
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After numerous delays and multiple production delays, the EV is finally slated to start production at the automaker’s Giga Texas plant in Austin in late September of this year. Speaking of which, Elon Musk has said that it will be a great car once it rolls out of the factory.
The Tesla CEO said he expects the Cybertruck to sell between 250,000 and 500,000 vehicles a year once it enters full production in 2024, after limited production begins later this year. “I’d say 250,000 a year is a reasonable guess, it could be 500,000, I don’t know. We’ll make as many people as possible want and can afford it. It’s hard to make the cost affordable because it’s a A new car, a new way of making it, so overall it’s going to be small relative to the production rate of all the other cars we’ve made. But still pretty cool,” Musk said. Still, it’s an ambitious goal.
Interestingly, despite all the delays, the Cybertruck hasn’t lost its charm among interested consumers. It is said to have garnered more than 2 million pre-orders so far, which is staggering for a car that has yet to go into production. While the company has come under fire for delaying the project for so long, Musk is already optimistic. He has said he will use a CYbertruck as his daily driver, and he was even seen recently driving an EV, which appears to be the latest prototype in development. This particular prototype even comes with a roof rack that also doubles as a tool rack.
First published date: May 25, 2023 at 15:35 PM CST