Tesla’s Texas plant near Austin has successfully produced its first Cybertruck, nearly four years after the debut of the groundbreaking electric pickup truck.
On July 15, Tesla took to Twitter to share the news of the inaugural vehicle’s completion, accompanied by a photo showcasing the truck alongside the dedicated team involved in its production.
Retaining its distinctive and polarizing design, the truck closely resembles the original 2019 concept, as evident in recent sightings of prototype models. Notable modifications include the addition of side mirrors and a single windshield wiper. The production version is expected to be slightly smaller in dimensions, particularly in width. Early estimates suggest a length of 231 inches, a wheelbase of 145 inches, and a width of 84 inches, aligning with certain longer variations of the popular Ford F-150.
Tesla’s announcement did not clarify whether the initial truck is intended for a specific customer, nor did it disclose the commencement of customer deliveries for the Cybertruck.
Further updates may be disclosed during Tesla’s second-quarter earnings report, scheduled for Wednesday.
Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that significant deliveries of the Cybertruck were unlikely in 2023, with full-scale production projected to occur in 2024. Tesla aims to manufacture approximately 250,000 units per year, subject to demand.
Initially slated for late 2021, the Cybertruck faced numerous delays, resulting in production setbacks.
During its unveiling, Musk outlined battery options offering ranges of over 250 miles, over 300 miles, and over 500 miles, with corresponding prices starting at $39,900, $49,900, and $69,900, respectively. While potential alterations to these figures remain uncertain, Tesla has previously adjusted vehicle prices in both upward and downward directions.
The original announcement encompassed models with single-motor rear-wheel drive, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and tri-motor all-wheel drive configurations. In 2021, Musk additionally introduced a version featuring four motors and rear-wheel steering. Once again, it remains unclear whether Tesla will adhere to these initial plans.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cybertruck production
When did Tesla start production of the Cybertruck?
Tesla started production of the Cybertruck at its Texas plant near Austin. The first Cybertruck was completed on July 15, 2023.
Has the design of the Cybertruck changed since its concept?
The design of the Cybertruck has remained largely unchanged from its original concept in 2019. However, there have been some additions such as side mirrors and a single windshield wiper.
Are there any changes in the dimensions of the production version compared to the concept?
The production version of the Cybertruck is believed to be slightly smaller in width than the concept. Estimated dimensions include a length of 231 inches, a wheelbase of 145 inches, and a width of 84 inches.
When will customer deliveries of the Cybertruck begin?
Tesla has not yet announced the start date for customer deliveries of the Cybertruck. Updates regarding the delivery timeline may be provided during Tesla’s second-quarter earnings results.
What are the planned production numbers for the Cybertruck?
Tesla aims to produce around 250,000 units of the Cybertruck annually, depending on demand.
Have there been any changes in the battery options and pricing?
While it is unclear if there have been any changes, at the Cybertruck’s reveal, Tesla announced battery options offering ranges of over 250 miles, over 300 miles, and over 500 miles, with prices starting at $39,900, $49,900, and $69,900, respectively.
What are the different models of the Cybertruck?
Initially, Tesla announced models with single-motor rear-wheel drive, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and tri-motor all-wheel drive. Later, a model with four motors and rear-wheel steering was also introduced, although it is uncertain if these plans will be followed.
More about Cybertruck production
- Tesla Official Website
- Tesla Cybertruck
- Elon Musk’s Twitter
- Ford F-150 Official Website
- Tesla Cybertruck News
- Tesla Cybertruck Updates