Tesla has again quietly pushed back the release of its Cybertruck to next year, according to Reuter. The automaker would begin production of the electric truck by the end of the first quarter of 2023 instead of this year. While Tesla has yet to officially announce the delay, the Cybertruck Order Page removed a previous reference to production in 2022. The design section of the page previously read “You will be able to complete your setup as production nears in 2022.” Now the sentence ends after the word “approaches”.
In November, someone on Twitter asked company chief Elon Musk for an update on the Cybertruck. Musk responded that Tesla was grappling with a “supply chain nightmare” and would provide more updates during the company’s next earnings call scheduled for January 26.
According to Reutersource, Tesla will have limited production of the Cybertruck at first before ramping up production. The company unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019 at a big event, at which Musk said production was expected to begin in late 2021. During the company’s January 2021 earnings call, he said Tesla won’t expected only a few deliveries in 2021 and volume production to begin in 2022. Later that year, however, the company delayed the vehicle’s release to 2022.
Delays with Tesla releases are no longer a surprise, as Musk has been known to announce schedules that are a little too optimistic. Supply chain and component shortages caused by the pandemic may also have contributed to the delay, if Reuter‘the report turns out to be true. We’ll know for sure when Tesla unveils its updated product roadmap before the end of the month.
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