Elon Musk Announces the Sale of Cybertruck: What You Need to Know
The eagerly awaited Tesla Cybertruck has been on everyone’s minds since its conceptual version was first unveiled in November 2019. Finally, Elon Musk has some exciting news for all the Cybertruck enthusiasts out there. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the latest developments regarding this highly anticipated electric pickup truck and what the future holds for Tesla.
Elon Musk Presents Updated Cybertruck at Tesla Plant in Texas
On April 7th, Elon Musk presented an updated Cybertruck version at the Tesla plant in Texas. This latest version of the Cybertruck has undergone some visual changes, making it more street-ready than its previous concept-only model. For instance, it now comes with side mirrors and a wiper, which were absent in the initial version. Additionally, the headlights and taillights have been redesigned, the wheels have been changed, and the door handles have been replaced with a sophisticated smart system that can identify the owner and open the doors automatically.
When Will the Cybertruck Be Available?
Although Elon Musk did not disclose any technical changes made to the Cybertruck, he did announce that mass production will commence at the Texas plant in 2023. The Cybertruck will be available in three different versions, starting from $39,900 to $69,900. The advanced version, equipped with four engines, can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.9 seconds and has an impressive drive range of 800 kilometers without recharging. It also comes with an air suspension system and steerable rear wheels, with an armored body and windows.
New Tesla Gigafactory Inaugurated in Houston, USA
On July 20th, Elon Musk announced that the long-awaited Cybertruck would finally be available for sale. During the inauguration ceremony of the new Tesla gigafactory in Houston, USA, Musk presented the final version of the Cybertruck. The Texas plant is where the Cybertruck is set to be produced, with initial deliveries scheduled for 2023. The first batch of Cybertrucks were handed over to their new owners during the ceremony.
Tesla Stops Accepting Cybertruck Pre-Orders outside North America
In June 2020, Tesla received more than 650,000 pre-orders for the Cybertruck. Elon Musk announced that the mountain of pre-orders was sufficient for the company to work on fulfilling them for the first three years of the Cybertruck’s release. According to unofficial sources, the number of potential buyers interested in the Cybertruck has already exceeded 1.5 million. However, Tesla stopped accepting pre-orders for the Cybertruck outside North America, as the company intends to prioritize the domestic market due to issues with certification and equipment compatibility.
Tesla to Focus on Humanoid Robot Bot
At the January quarterly event of this year, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would not be releasing any new electric vehicle models this year. Instead, the company will prioritize the development of a humanoid robot bot AK Optimus. However, Musk did confirm that the company would complete the development of the Cybertruck and Roadster this year. According to Electric, this means that Tesla will be ready to start Cybertruck’s serial production in 2023, which was initially planned for 2021.
Tesla Shares Drop as Cybertruck Release Is Delayed
During a quarterly reporting conference, Elon Musk announced that the production of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck had been postponed until 2023. Consequently, the stock of Tesla fell by nine percent. Musk attributed the delay to the ongoing shortage of components and stated that the production of the Cybertruck, Semi-Truck, and Roadster did not make sense for 2022. Despite the setback, Tesla fans are optimistic that it will not affect the final outcome, and the Cybertruck will be worth the wait.
Elon Musk’s announcement regarding the sale of the Cybertruck has been warmly received by Tesla enthusiasts worldwide. While the delay in release is disappointing, the upcoming years will undoubtedly be exciting for Tesla as they prioritize the development of their next-generation electric vehicles. With the Cybertruck’s release scheduled for 2023, the wait will hopefully be worth it, as fans of Tesla are looking forward to experiencing the electric pickup truck of the future.