Tesla (TSLA) Cybertruck consumers should wait just a little longer to drive away with the electrical truck because the EV maker has reportedly delayed the preliminary manufacturing of the automobile till early 2023.
The delay is now two years later than when CEO Elon Musk first mentioned that he anticipated the Cybertruck would start manufacturing.
According to a supply for Reuters, the Cybertruck, which was slated to start manufacturing in late 2022, will now roll down the manufacturing line on the finish of the primary quarter of 2023.
Tesla first took the wraps off the Cybertruck in 2019.
The delay comes as Tesla continues improvement of the truck, honing its options and parts as competitors within the electrical truck market heats up, the supply informed the information outlet.
Ford not too long ago debuted the F-150 Lightning pickup truck, and final week, GM unveiled the GMC Silverado EV pickup truck. Rivian additionally has the R1T mannequin, which it has delayed deliveries on till 2023.
Even when preliminary manufacturing begins for Tesla in 2023, it will likely be restricted, Reuters reported.
Tesla plans to construct the truck at its plant in Texas.
Changes on Tesla’s web site seemingly indicated that delays had been forward for the Cybertruck. Back in August, consumers had been informed that had been might full their configuration in 2022, whereas a latest update to the website modified the date to “as manufacturing nears.”
Last January, Musk mentioned throughout Tesla’s This autumn 2020 earnings name that the electrical truck would start transport in 2021 “if we get fortunate,” with quantity manufacturing starting in 2022, Business Insider mentioned.
An replace on the standing of the Cybertruck is anticipated on Jan. 26 through the automaker’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings name.
As of Friday premarket hours, shares of Tesla had been buying and selling at $1,025.43, down $6.13 or 0.59%.