The Tesla Cybertruck, a highly anticipated electric pickup truck, is inching closer to its release for customers to purchase, marking a significant milestone four years after its initial announcement.
However, there’s an unfavorable development for potential buyers as the company has issued a cautionary note about the pricing.
CEO Elon Musk initially indicated an expected cost of $40,000 for the Cybertruck. Unfortunately, the current announcement suggests that customers should brace themselves for a price nearly twice that amount.
Recent reports reveal that Tesla has commenced communication with some prominent customers, informing them of an impending launch event in approximately four weeks.
Alongside this notification, these customers have been advised to anticipate a price point of roughly $75,000 when the electric truck becomes available for purchase.
Regrettably, specific details regarding the trim level at this price remain unclear. One would have assumed that Tesla would have disclosed information regarding the base trim.
This leaves room for speculation that these prices might even escalate in the near future. An interesting perspective from NotebookCheck is that a lower-priced variant could potentially be introduced down the line.
It’s important to highlight that this projected Cybertruck price significantly surpasses Elon Musk’s earlier teased figure of $40,000 during the initial announcement of Tesla’s electric pickup almost four years ago. It even exceeds the current forecasted starting price of $60,000 proposed by analysts.
Notably, the initial batch of Cybertrucks to be delivered will be directed towards industry influencers. These recipients will reportedly receive premium All-Wheel Drive (AWD) trims. As a result, the eventual introduction of a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) Cybertruck option could potentially be offered at a notably lower price point.
At present, the timeline for when the general public will have the opportunity to purchase their own Tesla Cybertrucks remains uncertain.
While it was expected that these high-profile customers would be among the first to receive their trucks, this exclusivity doesn’t provide solace to the broader audience who are eagerly looking forward to investing in Tesla’s new truck offering.