It’s all the time tough for journalists to get dependable info out of Tesla. Tesla is the one main automaker to not function a public relations division that fields questions from the media. That provides reporters restricted perception into Tesla’s plans. We search unofficial remark from folks near the corporate. We watch the Tesla web site for adjustments. And, we trawl CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account for updates.
On this newest delay, now we have two out of these three sources.
Reuters studies that “an individual aware of the matter” says the corporate “goals to begin preliminary manufacturing of its much-anticipated Cybertruck by the top of the primary quarter of 2023.”
On Tesla’s web site, in the meantime, it’s nonetheless potential to order a Cybertruck right this moment. But the order web page informed patrons, “You will be capable to full your configuration as manufacturing nears in 2022” as not too long ago as final week. Now it says solely, “You will be capable to full your configuration as manufacturing nears.”
Tesla has already formally delayed Cybertruck manufacturing no less than twice, most recently in August.
The futuristic, virtually brutalist-styled Cybertruck was among the many first electrical pickups introduced. But it now trails a number of opponents in attending to market. Rival Rivian has already begun supply of its R1T electric pickup. Ford has accepted so many reservations for its upcoming F-150 Lightning electrical truck that it has already needed to double production capacity.