When the Cybertruck was revealed back in late 2019, it got a lot of free media airtimes thanks to its odd design which made it look like a sci-fi invention in reality. The great vehicle despite being designed like a box-on-wheel as I would always call it sold-out not long after it was unveiled.
The thing about Tesla is that the company do not have a public relations department to answer to requests and that is why Elon Musk seems to always be the go-to person whenever questions concerning the release of new cars are asked.
Okay let’s stop beating around the bush, on Thursday, Elon Musk showed up to the future home of Cybertruck production in Austin, Texas and was asked by fans specifically if the electric truck was still on time for deliveries this year but Musk simply deviated the question from Cybertruck to the Model Y.
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“Limited production of Model Y this year, high volume next year.” Musk said. Follow-up questions asked, “And the Cybertruck?” Musk did not respond further.
Nice! Looks like the factory is coming along great. Still on time for some deliveries later this year?— Tesla Owners Online (@Model3Owners) April 16, 2021
The EV truck were scheduled to arrive by 2021 back in 2019 when it was unveiled in its exoskeletal glory which sort of broke when Musk requested a ball of metal be thrown at the glass after hitting the exoskeleton with sledgehammer multiple times.
If the Cybertruck was on schedule, Elon Musk might have given a straightforward response to the simple being asked and that might mean the Cybertruck isn’t on schedule so maybe we won’t see it this year again.
After the truck’s splashy debut in 2019, Tesla said the single- and dual-motor versions of the Cybertruck would go into production in late 2021. Shortly after that, it swapped things and said the tri-motor version would actually enter production first, with the less powerful trucks coming in late 2022. The tri-motor pickup promises a 500-mile range, a towing rating of 14,000 pounds and should start at $69,900. For now, we’re still definitely in a “wait and see” state when it comes to production specs and availability.
I don’t want to sound like an hater but Tesla had always surprised us with interesting innovations which is why it might be worth the wait this time around to see what the EV manufacturer is up to.