June 22 - In a recent interview, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla has completed the design of the Cybertruck electric pickup truck and plans to produce the vehicle in mid-2023, according to media reports.
Tesla is reportedly releasing its Cybertruck electric pickup in the US in November 2019. Since its release, the vehicle has undergone several revisions.
Now, Elon Musk has confirmed that the pickup's design has been finalised. He said that Tesla's over-indulgence in features had caused delays in finalising the vehicle's design and production.
However, Elon Musk seems confident that Tesla's current design is the final design and that this will be a big step in the right direction for this truck.
Since its release, the Cybertruck electric pickup has been delayed several times. It is reported that the vehicle was originally planned to go on sale in late 2021. However, in August 2021, Tesla confirmed that it would not be able to deliver the vehicle in 2021.
In January 2022, Tesla removed from its website information about when the Cybertruck would go into production in 2022, as well as related information. Sources close to the situation revealed that the company will again plan to start production at the end of the first quarter of 2023 instead, and that the delay is due to increased competition and the company's tweaking of the electric pickup's features and characteristics to further enhance its appeal.
On 8 June this year, the press reported that, after several delays, the Cybertruck was expected to go into production in early 2023 and that deliveries would not start until the end of 2023.
But in a recent interview, Elon Musk said he thinks the Cybertruck will start production "in the middle of next year", which would be about 15 months after Tesla's Texas superfactory starts production and deliveries of the Model Y.
Tesla's Cybertruck will reportedly compete with Ford and Rivian, the latter two companies that have already delivered electric trucks to customers.