tesla Motors has officially announced the delay in the launch of the Cybertruck until 2022. At this point, we have to admit it. The launch of the Tesla Motors Cybertruck has not been the most fortunate in history, as it has accumulated multiple details.
From the very moment of its presentation, we all remember that embarrassing moment where Elon Musk showed how indestructible it was by crashing one of its crystals. Then with the pandemic, temporary factory shutdowns, and the current global component shortage, it seemed a matter of time before the mixture hit the truck. And it has finally happened, this electric charging vehicle will not live up to the original promise of its launch date.
Tesla confirms the delay
It so happens that the automaker has implemented a series of discrete alterations to the official Cybertruck website over the past few hours.
At first, they updated the purchase page of the truck by adding a caption that already let people know what was going on:
You will be able to complete your configuration as production approaches in late 2021. Single-motor RWD production is expected to begin in late 2022.
But then cut the explanations and just note that as it gets closer to the start of mass production it will be able to complete the configuration and reservation process in 2022.
The first text made it clear that at best the Cybertruck would hit the market just in time for the home stretch of next year. The update is more subtle but openly leaves that same possibility entirely open.
Apparently, the key point behind the whole delay is the development of the 4680 cells. Those batteries of the future that Elon Musk has been trying for years to make work.
There is no formal announcement of the delay, but the data on the purchasing website is more than true and valid.