Tesla Cybertruck Delayed - Daily Car Blog
Cybertruck Delayed As Tesla Puts Finishing Touches To EV Pickup
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The controversial-looking Cybertruck launch date is being delayed yet again as Tesla opts to add more features to their Pickup EV. This will push the launch date to no later than the first quarter of 2023. It is not known what extra features and functions necessitated the latest Cybertruck delay. However, the delays haven’t stopped the Cybertruck from being any less popular. Pre-orders have risen to 1.2M and counting. Rival electric Pickup maker, Rivan, is meant to be serious competition for Tesla, but had only amassed 50,000 pre-orders before retail-ready units were delivered to customers. Rivian expects to sell up to 50K Pickups per year and has so far manufactured over 800 units and delivered over 400 to customers.

Ford is faring better with its F150 Lighting EV pickup and has ramped up production to double initial estimates. The company expects to exceed 150,000 units sold in the first year of F150 Lightning sales. However, the Tesla Cybertruck is the one electric Pickup everybody wants and the delays are doing little to dampen the enthusiasm or expectations.

The Cybertruck was revealed by Elon Musk in 2019, production was originally scheduled for 2021, then moved to 2022 due to supply chain issues caused by the global pandemic. The Cybertruck will be built alongside the Model Y at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas. Pickup trucks are very popular in America and therefore provide a profitable source of revenue.

Elon Musk has always stated that scaling volume production is one of the hardest aspects of being a car maker. From what we understand, the Cybertruck is going through a range of fine-tuning and last-minute updates before Tesla considers it retail-ready.

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