A little over a year ago, the controversial Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled to the world with the promise of production by the end of 2021. As has happened several times in the past, the company of Elon Musk, however, announces a delay in his plans.
So even though production is still supposed to start around the end of 2021 (at a new plant built in Texas), the electric pickup won’t be able to be delivered until 2022. And we’re talking about the two and three-engine models here. The base ones, with a single engine and two-wheel drive, will arrive only in 2023.
The bad news was emailed to all the customers who booked a copy of the Cybertruck (there are apparently over 650,000). In the post, Tesla invites them to rent one of its four other models in the meantime – S, 3, X or Y – even though many of them already own Tesla.
This is because the Californian manufacturer has set itself the goal of delivering at least half a million vehicles in 2020 (it was short of about 180,000 as of October 1) in order to continue its momentum. The last five quarters have all ended in a profit, and you might know that Tesla’s stock market value has hit staggering levels. Ditto for Elon Musk’s personal fortune, by the way.
Let us recall some figures that demonstrate the impressive capabilities of the Cybertruck: payload of 3,500 pounds, towing ranging from 7,500 to 14,000 pounds, acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) in as little as 2.9 seconds. and autonomy varying from 400 to 800 kilometers depending on the version.
The price range in the United States is $ 39,900 to $ 69,900, but it is not yet specified for Canada. All we know for now is the amount of the reservation deposit ($ 150) and the cost of the optional fully automatic driving feature ($ 10,600).