Elon Musk: After Tesla announced last month that production of the Cybertruck electric pickup would be delayed until 2022, Tesla has now hinted again when that will actually happen. According to the Electrek website, CEO Elon Musk himself held an internal meeting on Thursday (2) in which he updated the futuristic production schedule for pickups for the end of 2022.
There is no denying that there are great expectations for the delivery of Cybertruck to the market, not only because it is Tesla’s first pickup, but also because of the high demand for this electric vehicle model in the US today. This may have led the company to delay confirming the production deferral, even after Musk warned production would face some hurdles in producing the unprecedented steel exoskeleton.
Not even during the release of its (great) financial results for the second quarter of 2021, Tesla did not comment, stating that Cybertuck production would have started at Gigafactory Texas, “after Model Y”, referring to the compact electric SUV brand. The official confirmation of the postponement did not come until a few weeks later, when the company reported that Cybertruck had been postponed until 2022.
What will change with Elon Musk’s statement?
While the pick-up order page on Tesla’s website has been corrected, confirming that the vehicle will be available once “production approaches in 2022,” the question remained in which month 2022 (and whether) the company could begin deliveries of the vehicle. Cyber truck. But Electrek-linked sources said Musk had emphatically said during Thursday’s meeting that Tesla did not expect production of the car until the end of 2022.
Still, the flamboyant CEO did not lose face, stating: “It will be a special project. Like an error in the Matrix. Like Neo had a car,” Musk joked, referring to the famous movie.