Tesla has pretty much confirmed that anyone expecting to be able to buy a new Cybertruck in 2021 is going to be out of luck. In fact, production of the new truck won’t actually be happening until next year, according to a report.
While Tesla hasn’t officially announced the move, a new Electrek report notes that Tesla has “strongly hinted” that we should expect a delay.
In its shareholders letter, the automaker mentioned “progress” toward production, but it only wants to confirm that Cybertruck production is coming after Model Y production at Gigafactory Texas, which is planned to start “by the end of the year.”
The report also notes that drone flyovers of Gigafactory Texas show that Model Y manufacturing area is now being built, but the Cybertruck portion isn’t.
This is confirmed by drone flyovers of Gigafactory Texas, which shows a lot of work happening inside of the Model Y section of the factory under construction, while the Cybertruck section appears to still be mostly empty inside.
All of this would suggest that the Cybertruck isn’t going to begin construction until next year, two years after the vehicle was announced. Manufacturing was originally supposed to begin by the end of this year, but that now seems increasingly unlikely.
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