Tesla Cybertruck delayed, again, until 2023

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If you have the first quarter of 2023 in your betting pool by the time production of the oft-delayed Tesla Cybertruck begins, you’re the new favorite to win.

Tesla’s Cybertruck has been delayed again. Production is now expected to start in the first quarter of 2023.

The new lull in pickup progress, according to a Reuters report, is due to some last-minute upgrades designed to keep the truck competitive in the face of an influx of new battery-electric pickups already on the road or coming soon. They will arrive this year.

The Cybertruck was the first battery-powered electric pickup truck to be shown to the public, debuting in November 2019, with a scheduled arrival date of “late 2021.” Last August the delay until 2022 was made official when it appeared on the company’s website.

When a reservation holder, of which there were reported to be more than 250,000, went to check the configurator on Tesla’s website, it said, “You will be able to complete your configuration as production approaches in 2022.” Now he says: “You will be able to complete your setup as production nears.”

Now what?

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last July that he is not worried about the success or failure of the Cybertruck, saying, “I don’t care. I love him so much, even if others don’t.”

A variety of things have conspired to add time to the arrival date, such as Gigafactory Austin, where the Cybertruck will be built, with a slight delay in its construction and shortages of some materials, in addition to the adjustments mentioned.

Since then, the leader of the pack has fallen to the middle of the pack. when Rivian’s R1T started rolling off the line in September with 1,015 produced in 2021. Perhaps the biggest competitor to the unconventionally styled Cybertruck is the GMC Hummer SUT, and it began rolling off the line at General Motors’ new Factory Zero EV production facility during the last two weeks of December.

Additionally, Ford’s F-150 Lightning will begin production in late spring and has 200,000 reservations for the truck. It actually allows reservation holders to configure their vehicles and place orders.

GM Looks To Strike Twice, Revealing New All-Electric Chevrolet Silverado EV at the recently concluded CES 2022. It’s slated to arrive in “early 2023,” which means the Cybertruck could be behind another competitor.

What is the emotion about?

Tesla’s Cybertruck has been delayed again. Production is now expected to start in the first quarter of 2023.

The Cybertruck will have an estimated range of 250 miles with options to take that to 350 and 500 miles. It will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just under 6.5 seconds, and perhaps most importantly, it will tow 7,500 pounds.

The new truck starts at $39,900 for the single-engine rear-wheel drive model. It jumps to $49,900 for the dual-motor all-wheel drive version and up to $69,900 for the tri-motor all-wheel drive version.

While the buzz about the Cybertruck has generated a lot of buzz, one person was largely unaffected by the truck’s potential success or failure.

“To be honest, there’s always some chance that the Cybertruck will fail, because it’s so unlike anything else,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said last July, adding: “I don’t care. I love him so much, even if others don’t.”

That laid-back attitude may have changed by the time he hosts the electric-vehicle maker’s earnings call on Jan. 26.

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