Tesla Cybertruck production (almost) underway, Elon Musk says

The CEO says he walked the whole Tesla Cybertruck production line at Giga Texas and he swears the truck is finally ready (nearly four years after the unveil).

by | Published on 4th Apr 2023

Elon Musk says he walked the whole Tesla Cybertruck production line at Giga Texas “for several hours” and swears the most hyped truck in the world will be available soon.

Yes, he’s said this before – about a million times – but this time he actually means it apparently.

In a tweet, Musk said this is “gonna be awesome” and he added that “[it] feels like the future”.

READ MORE: New footage shows the Cybertruck ‘dancing’ and ‘jiggling’ on the road

Tesla Cybertruck production update

Here’s a quick recap.

The Cybertruck was first unveiled in 2019 with a highly publicized live event at Tesla Design Studio in Los Angeles.

Production was initially slated to begin in 2021 but it’s been pushed back a number of times for a variety of reasons.

As we all know, Tesla is a car company but it’s also a cult, which explains why the automaker received 250,000 pre-orders in the first two weeks after its unveiling.

Nearly four years and one pandemic later, Musk swears the assembly line for the Cybertruck is good and ready.

Tesla Cybertruck spec and pricing

Tesla has already fiddled with the original design of the Cybertruck even though production is yet to commence.

The vehicle is supposed to be fitted with bulletproof glass for the windows.

Some of you may remember Elon’s botched attempt to demonstrate the strength of the armor glass during the unveil.

Musk also says the Cybertruck will be available with a Hummer-style crab walk feature that was never mentioned during the launch.

Spec-wise, the truck should be available with one, two, three or four engines.

The entry-level Single Motor RWD model has a range of 250 miles (400 km), Golf GTI performance levels and a towing capacity of 7,500 lb (3.4 t).

Mind you, the range-topping quad-motor version will be faster than most supercars with a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.5 seconds or less.

More importantly, it’ll have a range of 620 miles (1,000 km) and a towing capacity of 15,000 lb.

Back in 2019, Musk said the Cybertruck would start at $39,900.

Then again in 2019, we didn’t have a pandemic, skyrocketing inflation and an energy crisis.

We reckon the cheapest Cybertruck will set you back $50,000 or more.



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