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Tesla has quietly confirmed that its futuristic electric pickup, the Cybertruck, won’t be widely seen on public roads until next year. This is according to the company’s official configurator, which plainly states that production of the Cybertruck isn’t expected to begin until 2022 at the earliest.

It’s disappointing news particularly for those who were the first pre-order the expensive vehicle, being that Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated during a quarterly earnings call in January that the company would be able to fulfill at least a handful of Cybertruck orders this year. That isn’t happening.

Tesla’s Cybertruck comes in single, dual, and tri-motor drive-train options. The latter configuration comes at a cost of $69,000 and offers 0 to 60 MPH in under 2.9 seconds, over 500 miles of range, and an extended towing capacity of more than 14,000 pounds.

The Cybertruck’s unveiling is still fondly remembered thanks to one of Musk’s employees, who accidentally shattered one of the vehicle’s supposedly unbreakable windows with a rock during a demonstration. The production version of the Cybertruck will presumably have stronger screens that come closer to that marketing claim.

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CEO Elon Musk also warned that Tesla is going to have some challenges in bringing the Cybertruck to production due to features, like the steel exoskeleton body that requires completely new manufacturing processes.

Source: Tesla (via Electrek)

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  1. [QUOTE=”Auer, post: 39200, member: 225″]
    0-60 faster than a Hellcat is hilarious

    In a truck it is triple hilarious. I want to see one of these towing a Tesla CyberBoat (trademark pending) going 200mph on the interstate

  2. I reserved on pretty early maybe I will have some hope of being able to truly afford it in 2022, or after can’t be sure. Guesses on insurance on this thing are high at 3k a year, that might keep me away all by itself.

  3. Im not agreeing with the big cellphone philosophy of Tesla’s either… Im assuming gm and ford won’t be any better… Under the bull that no on can repair them. Thats another big negative for me, though I like the Cybertruck… A lot…maybe we will have some right to repair sooner… We are getting some moves in the right direction, we need more.

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