The Tesla Cybertruck made its debut in November 2019, but it has not entered production yet.
Earlier this week, Elon Musk has announced that the Cybetruck delays again. Tesla has no problems with plans but has problems with its implementation.
The Cybetruck is slated to launch after the Model Y SUV. The latter should roll off the assembly line at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, which is presently under construction, by the way.
Don’t forget the Semi truck and the Roadster: their production launch is also in a wait ahead…
Saying about meaningful volume for future deliveries of the Cybertruck and Semi, Tesla’s CEO has noted they’ve “got to solve the chip shortage, or working with suppliers.”
Indeed, the models have been impacted by the global semiconductor chip shortage. Another problem is the upcoming 4680 battery cells for the Cybertruck.
There is no certainty in respect to when production of the batteries will begin. Ramp-up could happen in between 12 to 18 months, according to Musk.
We suspect that those who are waiting for the Tesla pickup arrival this year, as the company previously promised, will be disappointed. By several signs, the start of production could be postponed to 2022.