Tesla Claims the Cybertruck is Coming For End of 2023

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey
tesla claims the cybertruck is coming for end of 2023

Tesla is once again claiming a delivery date for the Cybertruck. We're once again rolling our eyes.

If Tesla delivers the Cybertruck by the end of 2023, that would be two years behind schedule. The truck appears to be set to be built in Austin, Texas.

As Reuters points out, the company wouldn't really see any revenue from the truck until early 2024.

Reservation holders who paid $100 will still be waiting another year, as well, for production to ramp up. Tesla is targeting mid-summer 2023 for early builds.

Pricing hasn't been announced. Tesla once targeted under $40,000 for the base model, but new-car prices have risen since then for a variety of reasons.

When the Cybertruck was unveiled in November 2019 -- during LA Auto Show week, at an event that wasn't part of the show -- a lot of folks scoffed at it. Industry observers are still skeptical that the truck will succeed, or that it will even be built.

That said, an Italian Tesla supplier that makes the Giga Press did say on LinkedIn that the machine, which will be used in Cybertruck production, was ready to be shipped, though it did not mention Tesla by name.

Perhaps this time next year, we'll be reporting on the first model to come off the line. Though I'm still not holding my breath.

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  • Kcflyer Kcflyer on Nov 02, 2022

    I think it looks stupid. So it better be better in every other way, including price, than the Lightning. Or else, flop. And no, I would not consider buying a Lightning. I need my trucks to be good at doing truck things, mostly towing 6-10000 lbs routinely, sometimes over very long distances.

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    • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Nov 02, 2022

      No, VoGo. The only "real truck" task is towing a trailer 1000 miles at once. Nothing else is actually "real truck" work. Those guys on construction sites are all dilettante pretenders.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Nov 02, 2022

    Since they're actually tooling for the Cybertruck, it will be produced - someday.

    But TTAC is that maybe only 2 CTs have been spied in the wild - more specifically, on Tesla test tracks.

    Fact is, they're still designing and prototyping this thing. For example, speculation surrounds the windshield wiper design, which keeps changing. Will it be a conventional setup, or one giant articulating blade? If you know Tesla you know the answer. Even the side mirrors are unknown.

    I'd bet CT reservation holders have defected in droves. If I wanted an electric truck, I'd go with any other competitor.

    This product will fail. It's late for one reason - Mr Musk's hubris.

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    • VoGhost VoGhost on Nov 02, 2022

      SCE to AUX: In the same spirit as Henry Ford’s quote about asking consumers what they wanted in a car, and hearing a faster horse, Musk designed the CT as he saw fit. And it will succeed or fail based on that design. Buyers aren’t going to compare it to legacy carmaker traditional 3-box designs. Hell, most Ford buyers won’t even to into a Chevy or Ram shop (and vice-versa).

      We’ll see what happens, but my bet is that this will sell in mass quantities to people who never considered a pickup before, and just love its bada$$ style.

  • VoGhost VoGhost on Nov 03, 2022

    Lou, You're right that Tesla has derived income from these credits. In addition, Tesla is highly profitable in the business of making cars. In fact, Tesla is the most profitable volume carmaker in the world. You don't need to take my word for it, simply review the analyst reports, or go to the income statements on every carmaker's investor relations website.