FP trendAug 09, 2021 6:25:56 PM IS
Tesla has confirmed rumors about the delayed launch of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck, revealing that the long-awaited truck will only roll off production lines next year. After a recent update, the Tesla Cybertruck order page now says: “You will be able to complete your setup as production approaches in 2022.”
However, the delay is not exactly surprising, as production of the Cyberstuck is already delayed. When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019, it was supposed to be on the assembly line in the second half of 2021. When Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings call was made in January of this year Musk said there were “some deliveries” of the Cybertruck that would happen later this year. However, he said he expected mass production to start only in 2022.
For the uninitiated, Cybertruck is one of Tesla’s most ambitious projects to date. In his presentation, Musk revealed that the truck is built with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton exterior, thanks to its ultra-hard skin of 30X cold-rolled stainless steel, Tesla’s ‘armored’ glass (which was shattered when tested at the presentation. , causing a glut of memes), autopilot functions and more.
The Cybertruck line will start with a single-engine rear-wheel drive model that offers a range of over 400km on a single charge. There will be a dual-engine, four-wheel drive version with a range of over 480 km, and the top of the line is a three-engine all-wheel drive model with a range of over 800 km. In terms of performance, the basic version has a 0-96 km / h time of less than 6.5 seconds; the three-engine variant completes the run in 2.9 seconds (claimed).
At the truck launch event, it was announced that the entry-level Cybertruck would be trading at an introductory price of $ 39,900 before incentives, with the AWD two-engine and AWD three-engine variants priced at $ 39,900. 49,900 and $ 69,900, respectively. However, in another statement, Musk said the truck can “literally cost a million dollars a piece” because the company cannot build enough ‘4680’ battery cells.