The Cybertruck page on the Tesla website used to say, “You will be able to complete your setup as production approaches in 2022,” but that has since changed. The phrase “in 2022” was, however, removed at the conclusion of the previous year. Why? The construction of the Cybertruck has been pushed back until the first quarter of 2023, at the earliest, according to aa1 a person familiar with the program. The upcoming Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, is anticipated to produce Tesla’s all-electric pickup truck. In October, a number of Cybertruck-related details were removed from the Tesla website.
According to the source, Tesla is altering the electric pickup’s features and functionalities in order to make it a competitive product in a market segment where electric pickup trucks from Ford, GM, RAM, and Rivian are anticipated to compete by the time the Cybertruck goes on sale. According to the source, limited production is anticipated to start in the first quarter of 2023, with subsequent quarters seeing an increase in the number of trucks created.
With much hoopla, Elon Musk originally unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019 and said that it will go into production by the end of 2021. The commencement of manufacturing, as far as we can ascertain, is now scheduled for early 2023 after being delayed to late 2022. That is typical Musk, who excels at creating buzz about upcoming cars but struggles occasionally to get them to market on schedule.
In the end, there hasn’t really been any meaningful competition for Tesla’s new vehicles up until now, so it hasn’t mattered all that much how much time has passed. But by introducing an electric pickup truck, Musk is directly competing with those who have been producing pickup trucks since the first Roosevelt administration in the largest part of the US new vehicle market. They have perfected their offerings by honing, sanding, and polishing them. Truck owners have extremely high brand loyalty. Tesla must execute the Cybertruck correctly to avoid being shamed in front of the public.
At Tesla’s upcoming earnings conference on January 26, Musk promises to present an updated product road map. When queried about the Cybertruck in late November, he responded with the tweet, “Oh man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare