According to Reuters, Tesla has again quietly pushed back the release of its Cybertruck to next year. According to reports, the automaker will begin production of the electric truck in the first quarter of 2023 rather than this year. Although Tesla has not yet announced the delay, the Cybertruck order page removed any previous references to production in 2022. The page’s design section stated that “You will be in a position to finish your configuration as production closes in 2022.” The sentence now ends with the word “nears.”
In November, a Twitter user asked Elon Musk to update the Cybertruck. Musk replied that Tesla is currently facing a supply chain nightmare and promised to provide updates on the Cybertruck during the company’s next earnings call, which will be held on January 26th.
According to Reuters, Tesla will initially produce a small number of Cybertrucks before expanding its production. In 2019, the company presented the Cybertruck at a major event. Musk stated that production would begin in late 2021. He stated that Tesla only expects to make a few deliveries in 2021, and that volume production will begin in 2022. The vehicle was delayed for release in 2022 by the company later that year.
Tesla delays are not surprising anymore. Musk is well-known for his optimistic timetables. If Reuters_’ report is true, then the delay could also have been caused by shortages in supply chain components and the pandemic. When Tesla unveils its updated product roadmap, we’ll know for certain.