Tesla could start Cybertruck deliveries next summer

Virgin Radio

21 Jul 2022, 08:56

Got your eye on a Tesla Cybertruck?

The futuristic vehicle looks like something out of Blade Runner, and it might be available sooner than you think.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has announced a timeframe of when the vehicle might be ready.

Musk told investors that Tesla plans to start delivering the battery-powered pickup truck by the "middle of next year".

That's much sooner than most people anticipated.

Last year Musk said he was hopeful for 2022 but didn't elaborate further.

The truck was first announced all the way back in 2019, and stated they would start production in 2021.

However, delays pushed the release back significantly. 

“Tesla does not have a demand problem, we have a production problem” Musk said on the call.

There are several competitors in the pipeline too, with Ford planning to release 150,000 electric trucks in 2023.

Some reports say the angular shape of the build has been causing complications.

There have also been production issues with other models, including the S, X, 3, and Y.

At the initial unveiling of the prototype, the reveal went wrong when the so-called bulletproof glass shattered during a test to show it off.

Would you get one of these?