At this rate, witnessing a Cybertruck on the streets may become legendary.
According to Electrek, Elon Musk stated on a business call with Tesla workers that the Cybertruck isn’t anticipated to go into production until late 2022, and volume manufacturing may not begin until late 2023.
This fresh schedule update comes after the Tesla website discreetly amended its small print to suggest that the Cybertruck will be available in 2022, rather than late 2021 as originally stated. The delay wasn’t totally unexpected, since Musk had already tweeted about the company’s production and supply chain difficulties, which were most likely pandemic-related.
While this is not surprising, the “late” portion of “late 2022” is unfortunate for the more than 1.25 million consumers that pre-ordered the Cybertruck by August 2021.
While an extra year should be enough to ultimately deliver on the Cybertruck promise, Tesla consumers should probably not hang their breath. The Cybertruck is scheduled to be manufactured in Tesla’s future Gigafactory Texas in Austin. The only issue? The Gigafactory itself is currently under development.
It may be more difficult to get the Cybertruck into the hands of consumers if the industrial unit that manufactures it must first complete its production.