- Tesla’s Cybertruck was originally supposed to start shipping in 2021.
- But Tesla’s website for the Cybertruck now says production will start in 2022.
- It’s not a complete susprised: Elon Musk warned in January that production could be delayed.
Tesla has delayed its Cybertruck electric pickup truck.
As first reported by Electrek, Tesla’s web page for the Cybertruck now says customers will be able to customize their order “as production nears in 2022.”
The Cybertruck was originally supposed to start shipping this year — but the delay isn’t a complete surprise. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s Q4 earnings call in January that the first Cybertrucks would only ship in 2021 “if we get lucky.”
“But I expect volume production to be in 2022,” he added.
Musk said in 2020 that Tesla needed to build all-new manufacturing equipment to make the truck’s hard outer casing, making delays a possibility.
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In July, the Tesla billionaire said in a tweet that he didn’t care if the Cybertruck didn’t sell well.
“To be frank, there is always some chance that Cybertruck will flop, because it is so unlike anything else. I don’t care. I love it so much even if others don’t,” he said.
He also said there have only been a few design changes since the truck was unveiled in November 2019, including that the the truck won’t have any door handles.
Tesla did not immediately respond when contacted by Insider about the Cybertruck delay.