After years of delays, Tesla has rolled out the first production version of its Cybertruck. A prototype of the electric pickup truck was first shown almost four years ago and was initially expected to be available in late 2021.
The car manufacturer shares on Twitter a photo of the ‘first Cybertruck’ which was produced in the Giga Texas factory. However, this does not automatically mean that production will be increased immediately. CEO Elon Musk said earlier this year namely that mass production of the Cybertruck would likely not start until 2024. However, production of the vehicle would already start to a lesser extent ‘this summer’. The first deliveries are scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2023.
Musk told investors that it will “take time to get the production line going” because of the challenges posed by the Cybertruck’s unconventional design. For example, the stainless steel body is difficult to machine. ‘It is a very radical product. It’s not made the way other cars are made,” Musk said.