Good news, Tesla fans. After an undeniably long wait, the highly-anticipated Cybertruck has reportedly finally arrived at its final form. Tesla CEO Elon Musk updated eager customers this week, stating that the final Tesla Cybertruck design is “finally locked”, with an estimated production timeline of mid-2023.
The Cybertruck was first unveiled in 2019, and received a rather uproarious response from customers who were eager to get their hands on the futuristic EV pickup truck. At the time, the Cybertruck was expected to make it to market by end of 2021; however, that timeline has since been shifted.
Although Musk had assured customers that production would begin in late 2022 at Gigafactory Texas, that factory has instead been dedicated to ramping up Model Y production. Earlier this year, new Cybertruck prototypes were spotted being tested by Tesla, and were also being used for promotion at events.
Now, finally, Tesla is aiming to complete Cybertruck development this year, which should be an easier feat now that the design has been settled. “We need to get on that [getting the Cybertruck to production],” explained Musk during an interview with the Tesla Owners Club of Silicon Valley. “At least, the design is finally locked. We got too carried away [with design updates].”
Design updates aside, Musk also noted that the company simply wouldn’t have been able to bring the Cybertruck to volume production due to the chip shortage.