Elon Musk says the first units will be built this summer, with full-scale production next year.
The specifications and price of the electric truck will be different than announced in 2019.
The Giga Presses needed for Cybertruck production are being installed at the automaker’s Texas factory.
Elon Musk has now said that production of the Cybertruck will be delayed until 2024, three years after it was first planned.
During an earnings call this week, the CEO said that the first units of the truck should be produced sometime this summer, but full-scale production will have to wait until next year.
This is not the first time the Cybertruck has been delayed, the initial production start having been set for late 2021.
In addition to being late, this EV could also lack some of the features that were advertised at its launch in 2019.
Indeed, the price and specifications of the truck have been removed from the Tesla website and Musk said that changes will be made to both.
This means that the Cybertruck will most likely be more expensive than the $39,900 starting price that was announced at the launch.
This further delay could harm the truck’s popularity because despite being one of the first electric pickups to be announced, it will be beaten to market by a few competitors.
In addition to the Ford F-150 Lightning, the GMC Hummer EV and the Rivian R1T which are already on sale, the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the Ram 1500 EV could arrive at the same time as the Tesla.
This means that potential buyers who might be turned off by the Cybertruck’s unconventional design will have other options to turn to.
There is some good news for the truck’s fans, however, because reports show that the Giga Presses that will be needed to manufacture the Cybertruck are being installed at the Tesla Gigafactory in Texas, which shows that progress is being made.
Source: The Verge