Tesla’s First Cybertruck Rolls Off Production Line

Tesla’s First Cybertruck Rolls Off Production Line

At 3:46 a.m. this morning, Tesla tweeted a photo of its first Cybertruck built at Giga Texas(Opens in a new window), the company’s manufacturing facility near Austin, suggesting that we might not have much longer to wait before people who preordered the truck back in 2019 can finally get behind the wheel.

During Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings call in January, Elon Musk said that mass production of the Cybertruck won’t start until 2024. However, the first trucks were expected to roll off the company’s production line this summer, so it would appear we’re right on schedule. Or at least we’re right on schedule for the most recent timeline provided by the company.

Tesla’s Cybertruck was originally announced in 2019 with a production timeline that would have had the truck shipping in 2021. Its release date has moved since then to 2022 and then 2023, and the price has also changed.

While Musk originally said the base price of the Cybertruck would be $39,900, he announced in August of last year that it would be higher, though he didn’t provide a specific amount.

“It was unveiled in 2019 … a lot has changed since then, so the specs and the pricing will be different. I hate to give a little bit of bad news, but I think there’s no way to have anticipated quite the inflation we have seen and various issues,” he said at the time.

Musk has also said that those who paid $99 to reserve a truck in 2019 would be expected to pay the new, higher price for the vehicle.

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