Tesla‘s earnings call this week reported a larger profit than expected, but the brand’s latest and possibly most anticipated model is likely to see yet another delay, with the Tesla Cybertruck expected to be pushed back even through 2022. That’s accompanied by more delays of the Tesla Semi as well.
“We are also making progress on the industrialization of Cybertruck, which is currently planned for Austin production subsequent to Model Y,” Musk said on the call. That was part of an answer to a question where he also confirmed that the launch of the Semi had been moved to 2022. That big rig EV was first mentioned in 2016, revealed the next year, and was set to have entered production in 2020.
The Tesla pickup was first revealed in late 2019, and at that time was supposed to enter production this year at a new Texas plant. That factory has not yet been finished, though it may start production of the Model Y by end of year.
Musk did not reveal a new timeline for the pickup but did say that the company has yet to solve all of the technical issues with the new 4680 battery cells the truck is expected to use.
On the same call, engineering VP Lars Moravy said (via CarBuzz) that the truck “is at a stage where we finished basic engineering of the architecture of the vehicle. We are moving into the beta phases of Cybertruck later this year, and we will be looking to ramp up production at Giga Texas after Model Y is up and running.”