Elon Musk Confirms Delays To Cybertruck Production

The Tesla CEO responded to questions during the 2021 Financial Results and Q&A Webcast event to provide an update on the vehicle amongst some other noteworthy tidbits. Nothing good if you’ve pre ordered the Cybertruck.

Tesla Cybertruck in warehouse
Those that have pre ordered the infamous truck will need to wait just a little longer © Credit to Tesla

The rumours are indeed true. Tesla’s Cybertruck won’t be coming out this year, no new vehicles will according to Elon Musk, the CEO of the American automaker.

During Tesla’s 2021 Financial Results and Q&A Webcast, Elon Musk announced that no new vehicles will launch this year, meaning there will be no Cybertruck, no Semi and no new Roadster, much to the sigh of Tesla customers everywhere.

The reasoning behind this comes down to volume. Tesla wants to scale up production on its current lineup before shifting focus to some of its newer vehicles (vehicles that include the highly-anticipated all-electric truck).

Manufacturing these vehicles would drain a lot of the Tesla’s resources, according to Musk, leading to additional supply issues that have already caused delays to other EVs in the lineup.

New technologies associated with the Cybertruck appear to be one of the main catalysts in its delay. Once it does make it to market, Tesla hopes to produce up to 250,000 trucks per year.

Musk continued by expressing hope that a new electric vehicle would roll into production next year.

In a surprising turn, Musk stated that the most important product development moving forward is its humanoid robot, one that was revealed last year at Tesla AI Day.

While interesting, development of the Cybertruck will continue in parallel. A prototype of the vehicle was recently spotted at Tesla’s Giga Austin plant — the location that will eventually produce these vehicles.

“We are making progress on the industrialisation of Cybertruck, which is currently planned for Austin production subsequent to Model Y.” Said Tesla in the Q4 2021 financial report.

Was it to be expected? We think so. But what do you make of the Cybertruck being pushed back to 2023? Give us your thoughts down in the comment section below.

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