The Cybertruck was unveiled in 2019 and will begin production this year
The prototype was unveiled in 2019 and has been seen only a handful of times since then, according to Electrek, a website reporting on electric vehicles.
Cybertruck prototype in New York this weekend
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 8, 2021
The Telsa CEO and SpaceX founder hosts “SNL” this Saturday and the prototype will remain at a Tesla dealership in the city’s Meatpacking District through Sunday.
— Tesla Owners Club New York State (@TOCNYS) May 7, 2021
Tesla had planned to unveil a new version of the Cybertruck in late 2020, including making it smaller, but plans were delayed during the pandemic. Musk has so far scrapped the smaller version, Electrek reported.
The prototype made an appearance at a Tesla factory in Texas last month where it is scheduled to be produced but Musk said, “we’ll make a few deliveries of the Cybertruck in 2021, but volume production is set for next year.”
The Cybertruck is built for durability and passenger protection with a “nearly impenetrable exoskeleton” including an “Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin” and Tesla armor glass, according to Tesla’s website.
When asked in a tweet from the Tesla Owners Online, which had just posted an image of the Cybertruck, if the factory was “still on time for some deliveries later this year,” Musk answered, “limited production of Model Y this year, high volume next year,” but did not mention the Cybertruck.