Elon Musk Drops “Bad News” About Tesla Cybertruck Price And Specs
The all-electric pickup was initially supposed to start at $39,900, which seemed quite a bargain for a machine with capabilities Musk promised would eclipse most gas trucks. Since then, though the reservations books clocked up huge numbers, Tesla has been tight-lipped about its innards and the progress about its market arrival, which has kept getting pushed back over the intervening years.
Initially, Musk had said at the glitzy unveil for the oddly-angular pickup, the Cybertruck would go into production sometime in 2021. That was subsequently pushed back to 2022, and now into 2023. Tesla, like others in the auto industry, has been impacted by the semiconductor shortage over the past few years, though strategic use of chipsets has seen the EV-maker avoid some of the most significant pitfalls its rivals have faced.
All the same, it’s perhaps no surprise that the Cybertruck has been relegated to the vaporware category by some, even though the company has kept parading its prototypes at public events. With the final price hanging in the well of uncertainty, Musk tried to assuage the concerns of investors and potential buyers by adding that it will be “one hell of a product” and “one damn fine machine.”
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August 5, 2022 at 02:33PM