Following the news that Tesla has removed all mention of 2022 from its Cybertruck website it now seems that the company has gone a step further and delayed the truck entirely. Now, we should not expect Cybertruck to be available until 2023.
That’s according to a Reuters report which says that production of the truck one’s begin until the first quarter of 2023.
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) aims to start initial production of its much-anticipated Cybertruck by the end of the first quarter of 2023, pushing back its plan to begin production late this year, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
The person said the delay comes as Tesla is changing features and functions of the electric pickup to make a compelling product as competition heats up in the segment.
That should perhaps not be all that surprising given the recent run of new electric trucks being released. Companies like Rivian and Ford have new trucks that are already proving popular while companies from across the world of motoring continue their expansion into the world of electric vehicles. While Tesla was one of the first to do EVs right, it’s far from the only game in town in 2022.
Those hoping to buy a Cybertruck will no doubt hope that Tesla will learn from some of the other trucks in the segment while also taking the time to ensure the manufacturing and quality issues of its other cars don’t make their way to the truck as well.