Product delays are among the first things that come to mind when one thinks about Tesla. So it should come as no surprise that the Tesla Cybertruck is officially delayed until next year after recent rumors suggested as much.
Tesla has updated its consumer website to disclose that all variants of the Cybertruck will commence production in 2022. This is an update from when the same section of the website said it would start production in late 2021. This comes as no surprise given Tesla has always said Cybertruck production would start at its Gigafactory Texas location after Model Y production starts at the plant. A few weeks ago Tesla disclosed Model Y production in Texas is delayed. This delay implied it impacted Cybertruck as well.
While this is likely a disappointment for those who hold Cybertruck reservations, it’s worth mentioning Tesla just locked the final design of this earlier this year. Despite its reveal well over a year ago, the Cybertruck wasn’t all that production-ready.
This delay also means that Tesla is not going among the first to the EV pickup truck game. Rivian is slated to rollout its R1T later this year (although it’s seeing a delay as well). GM will begin delivering the Hummer EV later this year. Meanwhile, Ford will launch the F-150 Lightning in early 2022.