Tesla Cybertruck to enter production next year

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Tesla boss Elon Musk has told media and investors the highly-anticipated Cybertruck will be available mid-2023, however Australian plans remain unclear.


Jordan Mulach

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The Tesla Cybertruck’s drawn-out introduction has a new on-sale date.

In a teleconference with media and investors this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk fielded questions about the company’s financial performance and future plans, revealing the wheels are in motion to launch the fully-electric pick-up in mid-2023.

The Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled in concept car form in late 2019, and production was initially due to commence in late 2021.



However, the Tesla Cybertruck has been pushed back repeatedly as the car industry grapples with production interruptions and a global shortage of semiconductors – along with Tesla’s own internal delays.

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When asked to give a timeline on when customers can expect to see the Tesla Cybertruck in production, Musk said it is due “[in the] middle of next year”.

This pulls the Cybertruck’s debut a few months ahead of Musk’s most recent forecast.



Tesla had originally planned to get the Cybertruck on US roads by the end of 2021, missing its target and allowing rivals such as start-up Rivian and auto giant Ford to produce their respective electric pick-ups first.



The Tesla Cybertruck has also been removed from Tesla’s websites outside of North America.

It’s understood roughly 15,000 customers in Australia placed a pre-order for the electric pick-up at a cost of $150 each.

Jordan Mulach

Jordan Mulach is Canberra/Ngunnawal born, currently residing in Brisbane/Turrbal. Joining the Drive team in 2022, Jordan has previously worked for Auto Action, MotorsportM8, The Supercars Collective and TouringCarTimes, WhichCar, Wheels, Motor and Street Machine. Jordan is a self-described iRacing addict and can be found on weekends either behind the wheel of his Octavia RS or swearing at his ZH Fairlane.

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