The start of production of the Tesla Cybertruck electric pick-up is probably complicated. In October last year, the company removed all information about prices and models from its website, but left probably the most fundamental detail: the date of the start of production in 2022.
Now without any explanation all mentions of the planned start of serial production have disappeared. If you look to the pre-order page, you can read here that “You will be able to complete the configuration of your car before production begins.” Until recently, however, the wording was on the same page “You will be able to complete the configuration of your car before the start of production in 2022.“
The year of production began to disappear
Postponement of production will not please the applicant
The Tesla Cybertruck electric car was introduced in November 2019. At that time, three variants were presented – basic with one engine, medium with two engines and the highest with three engines and all-wheel drive. The start of deliveries was planned for the end of 2021 with the highest version available by the end of 2022.
The end of 2021 is definitely behind us and we can state with certainty that deliveries to Cybertuck have not begun. After all, in August Tesla announced the postponement of the start of production to the following year. According to the Wayback Machine internet archive, the declared year 2022 was deleted from the web shortly before Christmas.
Customers who have pre-ordered a car are justifiably nervous. The situation is not helped by the fact that CEO Elon Musk or the official Tesla account on the social network Twitter do not provide any information regarding the change of schedule. Tesla has also disbanded its public relations team, so customers and journalists have nowhere to turn with their questions.
Elon’s unfulfilled promises
In the past, Elon Musk described the Cybertruck as something close to an “armored personnel carrier of the future.” However, the vehicle was ridiculed when the allegedly “indestructible” windows were damaged when it was discovered, and because of its cumbersome shape. The mischievous part of the public was amused when Musk knocked down a road sign with a prototype after dinner in Malibu.
Some foreign media recall that Elon Musk has a long history of promises, which were met with considerable delay or were not met at all. We can remember, for example, the repeated delays in starting the production of Tesla electric cars. Muska’s claim from 2016 that Tesla cars will be fully autonomous by 2018 also belongs to this category.