Technology Officially: Tesla Cybertruck is only produced from 2022

15:51  08 august  2021
15:51  08 august  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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Still in July, Tesla boss Elon Musk had stated that the production of cybertruck will start until the end of the year. Now comes from the official fine print a production start in 2022.

Tesla Cybertruck. © Tesla Tesla Cybertruck.

When Elon Musk had introduced the exceptional vehicle called Cybertruck 2019, he issued a schedule, who said that the fully electric pickup truck will come to the market until the end of 2021. In the meantime, Musk had relativized the time to the extent that at least until the end of 2021 should be started with production. He had reaffirmed this planning on the occasion of of the presentation of the quarterly results in July .

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At the same time he had pointed out that there were still considerable obstacles. In particular, the problems with the mass production of the new 4680 battery cell would have to get under control. This is not possible, Cybertrucks could only be produced in small series, which could lead to that could literally cost a cybertruck up to one million US dollars .

earlier before, Musk had made difficulties publicly who explain to the production of the exoskeleton body from Stahl . It is a completely new manufacturing process with very own challenges for the company. However, all that seemed no reason for adapting the official time rail.

The exoskeleton of the Tesla Cybertruck. (Image: Tesla)

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small print does not lies

But now there is an official confirmation of the shift - if only in the fine print. If you look at the footnotes on the website of the electric pickup, finds the statement that a configurator for the different variants and options of the cybertruck will be unlocked when the production date is closer to 2022.

After current planning, the cybertruck is produced in the US-Austin US plant in the state of Texas, the so-called Gigafactory 5. The Gigafactory 5 is also to introduce the main production facility for Teslas entry into the truck market, the Semi-Truck will. The factory is still under construction and should be completed by the end of 2021.

race for e-pickup entry is narrower

in the race The electric pickups loses Tesla with its previous slight advantage over Ford. The car manufacturer also plans an electric version of the most popular US pickup at all, of F-150. He should also come to the market in 2022, but only to the center, and is widely used as benchmark, where all other pickup manufacturers will have to be measured.

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Rivians E-Pickup R1T. (Photo: Rivian)

According to the current state, Rivian will probably make the race around the first electric pickup, which actually rolls on the streets. The Rivian R1T should be delivered in the launch edition originally from July 2021. Meanwhile, the manufacturer is from September. Remains to be seen if there is at least general engine to keep his forecast. The car maker had also announced to deliver first units of electric lobster 2021.

Tesla remains at the Cybertruck in a favorable segment

even the Pickup Truck Ford F-150 popular in the US is electrified. (Photo: Ford)

An advantage that Tesla will remain according to the current state of knowledge is the fact that the cybertruck is expected to offer proportionately favorable entry into the e-pickup segment. Already from $ 40,000, there should be a feature variant of the futuristic companion. The Rivian R1T starts $ 70,000. Ford also paves a starting price of around $ 40,000 with the electrovianty named F-150 Lightning . The fully electric lobster is even above the Rivian with a starting price of around $ 80,000.

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How Elon Musk announced some time ago, there should be modifications at the original design before the production start . It is possible that Tesla will still be more competitive against Ford by the price point.

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