In a recent announcement, Elon Musk, the visionary entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla, declared that the long-awaited Tesla Cybertrucks are en route to stores in North America. Four years after the initial prototype showcase, this significant milestone was shared on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Despite Musk’s exciting revelation, the Cybertrucks are not yet available for direct purchase or test drives on Tesla’s official website. The current option remains limited to pre-orders, indicating that eager customers are still waiting to experience this groundbreaking electric vehicle in the flesh.
The anticipation surrounding the Cybertruck’s arrival has been fueled by Tesla’s confirmation in October that the first deliveries are slated for November 30, with production set to commence by the end of 2023. The ambitious production goal of approximately 125,000 Cybertrucks per year is earmarked for Tesla’s gigafactory in Texas.
Tesla describes the Cybertruck as a battery-electric full-size pickup truck. It boasts an “exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection.” It features a formidable “nearly impenetrable exoskeleton” and “armor glass.” Performance-wise, the truck is no slouch, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.9 seconds and covering a range of up to 500 miles on a single charge.
However, the journey to the market for the Cybertruck has seen its fair share of delays. Initially announced in 2019, the release date has been postponed multiple times. Initially slated for purchase availability in 2021, Tesla deferred sales to 2022 and subsequently to 2023.
As Tesla enthusiasts eagerly await the arrival of the Cybertruck in North America, the journey of this electric marvel from prototype to production reflects the challenges and excitement inherent in the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicles.