Tesla Delays Production of Cybertruck to Early 2023, Source Claims

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Tesla has delayed the initial production of its heavily hyped Cybertruck to early next year, according to sources with Reuters.

The news may not come as a surprise, as it was just last week that reports of Tesla removing the Cybertruck’s previous production date of 2022 began coming out, but Reuters has clarified that the delay has less to do with component shortages and more to do with improvements. Tesla requires the additional time to change features so the Cybertruck is more attractive amid upcoming competition, Reuters’ source claims.

“Ford said early this month it will nearly double annual production capacity for its red-hot F-150 Lightning electric pickup to 150,000 vehicles ahead of its arrival this spring at U.S. dealers,” the publication noted, adding that the manufacturer’s market value breached $100 million while shares for Tesla and Rivian, another electric vehicle company, fell.

“Oh man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare & it’s not over!,” Musk tweeted in late November when asked about the Cybertruck.

There doesn’t seem to any indication of how many Cybertrucks Tesla’s factory in Texas will be able to initially produce. The Cybertruck starts at $39900 for the Single Motor RWD model, which offers a 250-mile range and towing capacity of 3.4 tons.

Source: Reuters

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