Tesla has reached a significant milestone as it announces the completion of its first Cybertruck at its Texas factory, marking the end of years of delays for the highly anticipated electric vehicle.
The company took to Twitter to announce the achievement and stated that production would now pick up pace. The Cybertruck, which has generated immense interest and excitement, faced various issues that resulted in prolonged delays.
Initially, Tesla had planned to begin deliveries of the Cybertruck in 2021, but the company decided to make design modifications, leading to a postponement of the release date. Furthermore, last year, certain features and components were changed, further contributing to the delay, as revealed by a Reuters source.
During an investor briefing in May, Elon Musk expressed his apologies for the delays and assured shareholders that production of the Cybertruck would commence later in the year. Musk also expressed his optimism about the product, stating that it exceeded expectations.
The exact pricing details for the Cybertruck remain unclear. Tesla had initially announced a price of $40,000 in 2019, but it is expected to be adjusted due to factors such as inflation and specific configuration options. Electrek’s crowdsourced reservation tracker shows approximately 1.9 million preorders for the unique-looking vehicle, indicating significant interest from potential buyers.
Elon Musk has previously outlined Tesla’s production target of approximately 250,000 Cybertrucks per year, dependent on demand. With sales projected to begin later this year, Tesla aims to meet the high expectations and demands of customers eagerly awaiting the futuristic electric pickup truck.
With production now set to ramp up, the company aims to fulfill the high demand for the vehicle and deliver an exceptional product to its customers in the coming months.