Tesla Removes 2022 Production Date From Cybertruck Website
Friday January 14, 2022. 11:00 AM , from Slashdot
X2b5Ysb8 shares a report from The Verge: Tesla has never been fantastic at meeting deadlines, so it's not too surprising that the company's ambitious electric pickup -- the Cybertruck -- is running a little late. Recently, reference to a 2022 production schedule was scrubbed from its website. The Cybertruck was originally announced in 2019, with Tesla promising that the vehicle would be rolling off production lines in late 2021. Then, in August that year, full production was delayed to some time in 2022. Now, that deadline seems to have been waived, too.
Lots of factors could contribute to a delay. These include external challenges, like the ongoing pandemic and global chip shortage (which has affected all automakers), as well as Cybertruck-specific problems. The vehicle's angular look is controversial, attracting awe and scorn in equal measure, but it certainly comes with unique design challenges, like the problem of creating a huge windshield wiper to cover the mammoth front window. Ramping up production on the Cybertruck might also be a relatively low priority for Tesla considering its other vehicles have had fantastic years. We should know more about the vehicle's future soon, though. Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised to share a 'Product roadmap update' for the Cybertruck on the next Tesla earnings call. That's scheduled for January 26th. Not long to wait.
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