Tesla Cybertruck Is Delayed, and We’re Not Surprised

and We're Not Surprised
and We're Not Surprised

The boxy electric pickup was originally scheduled to begin production last year, but now the production estimate has been removed from Tesla’s website.

  • Tesla Cybertruck production is delayed until 2022 after being originally scheduled for the end of this year. 
  • The Cybertruck will be built at Tesla’s new factory in Austin, Texas, and it’s claimed to have 500-plus miles of range and reach 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds in its top tri-motor configuration. 
  • Pricing starts at $39,900 for the Single Motor RWD model.

The Cybertruck’s manufacturing timetable has been deleted from Tesla’s website entirely, and we have no idea when the expected electric pickup will arrive.

Tesla stated that manufacturing of the boxy, door stopper-shaped Cybertruck electric pickup will begin in late 2021 when it showed it in late 2019. According to Tesla’s website, manufacturing will not begin until 2022, which coincides with the launch of Ford’s electric truck, the F-150 Lightning. We can’t say we’re surprised by this.

Both the Tesla Roadster and Semi Truck, which were announced in 2017, have yet to enter production. The Cybertruck will be manufactured in Tesla’s new facility in Austin, Texas, with the single-motor rear-wheel-drive and dual-motor all-wheel-drive variants arriving first. The top tri-motor, all-wheel-drive model was supposed to be produced a year later, but it’s conceivable it’ll now be postponed until 2023.

Tesla is still accepting $100 refundable deposits for the Cybertruck. According to the company’s website, pricing starts at $39,900 for the Single Motor RWD model, which is claimed to offer more than 250 miles of range and reach 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds. The Dual Motor AWD model is priced starting at $49,900, and it boasts a claimed range of more than 300 miles and a zero-to-60-mph launch in under 4.5 seconds. The Tri Motor is the most expensive model, starting at $69,900, and it’s claimed to travel over 500 miles on a single charge and reach 60 mph in under 2.9 seconds.

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The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 electric pickup will be available this fall, while the Rivian R1T Launch Edition electric truck, despite a recent delay, will be available in September, according to the firm. Chevrolet also plans to release an electric Silverado truck with 400 miles of range in 2023 or 2024, and Ram claims to be working on an EV 1500 pickup by 2024.


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