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No Cybertruck Before 2023

Tesla fans will have to wait until at least 2023 to drive off in a Cybertruck

The automaker Tesla used the day on January 26 to unveil its results for the final quarter of 2021. Unsurprisingly, the U.S. division once again broke sales records, selling more than 936,000 vehicles worldwide last year, an 87% increase over the previous year.

Sales increased 65 percent to US$17.72 billion in the fourth quarter. And that’s not all, because despite the supply problems in the automotive industry, Tesla still expects to increase its sales by more than 50% next year.

However, this anticipated gain will not be recorded by the arrival of a certain Cybertruck to the lineup, the electric pickup will enter the market only in 2023.

Net income attributable to shareholders jumped to $2.32 billion from $270 million a year earlier. Elon Musk said the goal in 2022 was to consolidate production at the California and Chinese plants in addition to launching the two new production facilities in Texas and Germany. So there will be no new Tesla models in 2022, which puts an end to the rumor of the addition of a model even more affordable than the Model 3, which could even be called simply Model 2. Moreover, the CEO has even thrown a little oil on the fire by stating that this anticipated very affordable vehicle was not on the agenda in the short term. So, we’ll have to be patient before we see a Model 2 on our roads.

With the semiconductor crisis still raging and affecting all car brands, Tesla’s decision is not far-fetched. Launching a new model without knowing if there will be enough components for final assembly is not a good idea. Fans of the American brand can take solace in the fact that the company’s top executive has taken the time to confirm that the development of the Cybertruck, Roadster and semi-trailer for the commercial transportation industry will continue in 2022.

The Cybertruck, which was unveiled as a prototype in the fall of 2019, would normally have made its debut last year, but the economy decided otherwise. In theory, when the Tesla truck finally hits the market in 2023, the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, and GMC Hummer EV will all have been introduced beforehand… with a slight head start. However, the Tesla pickup craze and the automaker’s production capacity could quickly put the brand at the top of the electric pickup segment. We’ll see how the market reacts a year from now.

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