QOTD: Will the Tesla Cybertruck Actually Bow Soon?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

There are photos on the Intertoobz of the Tesla Cybertruck testing, undisguised, in California.

Yes, the truck appears to actually be capable of movement under its own power.

Does this mean that it will actually be for sale this year?

Note that I am not asking for your opinion on the truck itself. Just whether or not you'd place a bet that the truck would be on sale by the end of 2023.

Personally, I'm betting yes -- if it's being tested, without camo, this early in the year, there's a good chance it will be available before we ring in 2024. Then again, Elon Musk has often fallen short of his promises, and Tesla has had plenty of production problems over the years.

Sound off below, folks.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Carlson Fan Carlson Fan on Feb 05, 2023

    The way the truck drops in the rear and the bed/tailgate become a ramp is genius! I'd buy it just for that alone!!! It would be awesome for loading snowmobiles and garden tractors in the back. However, my trucks need to be able to regularly tow heavy loads long distance, summer & winter. Sorry folks, current battery tech. isn't even close to what it needs to be for me to think even one second that a battery truck could replace my current ICE powered truck. An EV for a DD makes sense , but for truck you need a MUCH better battery.

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Feb 06, 2023

    The Cybertruck was first unveiled and announced on Nov. 21, 2019. For over 3 years Tesla has been saying that this truck was going to be released soon. The mystique and surprise is no longer there. I think the Cybertruck is hideous but then I am not the target for this. Since its initial unveiling there has been the introduction of the Lightning, Hummer, and the Rivian truck. The anticipation of this truck and the mystique has faded. There will be a few that will buy this because they are hard core Tesla fans and some because it is different but Tesla should have been the first to market an EV pickup. GM is planning a compact EV pickup under the GMC brand starting at 25 MSRP. This should have been Tesla and Tesla could have downsized the Cybertruck to either a midsize or compact truck and been first. Tesla should have been first at the very least to release a smaller EV truck.

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    • VoGhost VoGhost on Feb 06, 2023

      GM is very adept at introducing EV models. They are terrible at actually making viable EVs in quantity.

  • Motorqjoe Motorqjoe on Feb 06, 2023

    I expect we will see very limited volumes sold in 2023. It's worth being cautious because this truck will be such a segment changer. The strength of the frame allows the chassis to accommodate class 1-3 and maybe even 4 payloads. Very curious to see what the upfitters will do with it.

  • Analoggrotto Analoggrotto on Feb 07, 2023

    I hope this kills the F150