Tesla Cybertruck - The Latest News
When Elon Musk announced the new Cybertruck in November 2019 at the Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles, car fanatics went crazy. Maybe most rememberable for the failure in the breakproof glass, the Cybertruck was like nothing the automotive industry had seen before. Three models were announced, with productions expected to start in 2021. As we all know well enough by now, the years following 2019 were far from "normal", and there were significant delays in production.
The three models announced were:
- Entry Level - a single-motor with rear wheel drive with an expected range of 250 miles. Priced at $39,990 (£33,400 approx.)
- Mid-Level - a dual-motor with all wheel drive and up to 300 miles of range. Priced at $49,900 (£43,700 approx.)
- High End - a trimotor with all wheel drive and a 500 mile range. Priced at $69,900 (£58,450 approx.)
Since that announcement, Musk announced a Quadmotor version with rear wheel steering would also be available. This will have a 0-60 of under 2 seconds! Pricing for this model seems to be more rumour that fact at the moment, but Tesla have confirmed you will be able to upgrade your order if you wish.
Current Expected Production - Sold Out Until 2027
Since its announcement, Tesla have taken over 1.3 million pre-orders on the Cybertruck across the world. Anyone thinking of pre-ordering one in the UK will not be able to. Within recent months, Tesla removed the pre-order button on their UK website.
In a recent interview, Musk stated that delays in production have pushed back to the build dates to late 2023 and into early 2024. On top of that, Musk confirmed that the order bank is filled until 2027 with current production estimates. Tesla have not officially confirmed the full reasons for the delays, but enthusiasts and experts predict it is due to issues in battery production, parts shortages and semi-conductor issues. Furthermore, Tesla were working on tweaking the design and adding new features, but they have finally locked the design in.
Unsurprisingly, the automotive industry is volatile at the moment; predicting when supply levels will be back to normal is a difficult task. As such, further delays to the Tesla Cybertruck would not come as a shock.
So, it will be at least another year or so before we can expect to see the Cybertruck on UK roads.
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