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When it comes to Tesla’s TSLA Cybertruck, Elon Musk has never been afraid to mess with people. For $100, customers may book a car on the company’s website for Cybertruck and avoid making a long-term commitment for a vehicle that is expected to be expensive, according to Kelly Blue Book.

The starting price of a Tesla Cybertruck with a single motor and rear-wheel drive is $39,900 before destination fees. Prices range from $49,000 for a Cybertruck Dual Motor to $79,000 for a Cybertruck Tri-Motor all-wheel drive. Tesla’s are no longer eligible for federal tax incentives, unlike many other electric vehicles.

However, the minimal deposit renders whatever reservations the firm has doubtful at best. This pricing is in line with top-tier pickup vehicles. Tesla has deleted the 2022 delivery date from its Cybertruck website, so it is unclear when the vehicle will go into production, if at all.

The Delivery of Tesla Cybertrucks Has Been a Dynamic Target

Even Tesla supporters have learned to be skeptical of Musk’s promises of delivery dates. Tesla claimed in August of 2021 that Cybertruck will be delivered in 2021.

A small number of Cybertrucks will be delivered in 2021, while mass manufacturing is scheduled for following year. Your setup may be completed when the start of production in 2022 approaches,” the business said on its website.

Dates are no longer mentioned on the website. However, Tesla does have an earnings call scheduled on January 26, and CEO Elon Musk has said that he expects a “product plan” to be released at that time.

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It was in 2019 when Elon Musk first unveiled the Cybertruck. A 2022 delivery date is still uncertain, as is whether or not Cybertruck will be built in the firm’s Austin, Texas factory. To be honest, it is questionable whether the company is even working on it at this point.

Controversy has always surrounded Elon Musk’s Cybertruck

Since it was initially introduced, the Cybertruck has been a source of controversy due to its unique design, which even Elon Musk has questioned.

Frank Stephenson, a legendary car designer, has also been a critic. About a year after Cybertruck was unveiled, the designer, who had held positions of leadership at McLaren, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and other automakers, shared his insights in a YouTube video.

As designers, it is our duty to foresee what the future will look like rather than just speculate about it. Every time I have worked on an OEM project, I have had the obligation of creating a vehicle that will still seem new at least ten years from now. In my initial thoughts on the Cybertruck, I worry about how old it would seem in a short period of time.

While Elon Musk is unquestionably brilliant in the future, this design shows that his intellect lacks adequate knowledge of history. This design is even more discordant with the future that we should be constructing if we do not collaborate with nature in our usage of electric cars, considering Musk’s stated commitment to a future in which electric vehicles are commonplace.

So, it does not say anything bad about Musk’s ability to make Cybertruck a reality. That may be a stretch, considering the current situation.

With just a single-page website and uncertain delivery dates, Tesla’s Cybertruck currently lacks any real substance. It is possible that the Cybertruck will only become a reality when the firm begins making deliveries, given Musk’s history of trolls and fun with his company’s fan base and social media following.


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I don't buy it. The interest in this vehicle is undeniable. It may not happen tomorrow but it will happen.
 
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Tesla Removes Promise of '2022' Production on Cybertruck Website
Is it too early to call Elon Musk's Cybertruck vaporware?
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Matt Novak

Today 7:00AM

Tesla has removed any mention of the year 2022 from the Cybertruck website, a bad sign for anyone hoping to get their hands on the electric truck before the end of the year. Don’t say we didn’t warn you back in 2019.

The removal, first spotted by Mashable, likely happened in mid-December, according to pages archived by the Internet Archive, but this is the first anyone had noticed. Tesla purged any mention of pricing or model information back in October, but this most recent scrub of the electric car company’s website removes the year 2022.

The Cybertruck was first announced in 2019, and hailed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk as something close to the, “armored personnel carrier from the future.” But the vehicle became the subject of ridicule when its “indestructible” windows were obliterated at the unveiling and the prototype’s unwieldy shape caused Musk to hit a traffic pylon after having dinner in Malibu.

Production was supposed to start in 2021, but as recently as August, Tesla announced it was pushing back production on the vehicle until 2022. Now that entire timeline seems to be in question, though Musk has yet to comment on the most recent change. Tesla infamously got rid of its public relations team so there’s no one for Gizmodo to reach out to for comment about the move.

When Musk first announced the Cybertruck, he promised it would cost $39,900, would tow up to 7,500 pounds, and would be able to carry a 3,500-pound payload in its bed. But all of those promises have disappeared in the past couple of years, with the year of production in 2022 just being the latest failure.

Tesla is supposedly going to produce the Cybertruck at its factory in Austin, Texas, but, again, there’s no way to reach out for confirmation on any of this information. Musk, the wealthiest person on the planet, decided he really doesn’t need a PR team and can just tweet out important announcements to control the narrative—a narrative, it should be noted, that often looks like cryptocurrency pump and dumps.

Musk has a long history of making outlandish promises that he can never deliver on, including robotaxis that were supposed to arrive by 2020. Or how about claims Musk made in 2016 that his Tesla vehicles would be fully self-driving by 2018?

Preorders for the Cybertruck are still available with a $100 deposit. But will Musk’s strange, electric truck of the future arrive before the flying car? That remains to be seen.

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When it comes to Tesla’s TSLA Cybertruck, Elon Musk has never been afraid to mess with people. For $100, customers may book a car on the company’s website for Cybertruck and avoid making a long-term commitment for a vehicle that is expected to be expensive, according to Kelly Blue Book.

The starting price of a Tesla Cybertruck with a single motor and rear-wheel drive is $39,900 before destination fees. Prices range from $49,000 for a Cybertruck Dual Motor to $79,000 for a Cybertruck Tri-Motor all-wheel drive. Tesla’s are no longer eligible for federal tax incentives, unlike many other electric vehicles.

However, the minimal deposit renders whatever reservations the firm has doubtful at best. This pricing is in line with top-tier pickup vehicles. Tesla has deleted the 2022 delivery date from its Cybertruck website, so it is unclear when the vehicle will go into production, if at all.

The Delivery of Tesla Cybertrucks Has Been a Dynamic Target

Even Tesla supporters have learned to be skeptical of Musk’s promises of delivery dates. Tesla claimed in August of 2021 that Cybertruck will be delivered in 2021.

A small number of Cybertrucks will be delivered in 2021, while mass manufacturing is scheduled for following year. Your setup may be completed when the start of production in 2022 approaches,” the business said on its website.

Dates are no longer mentioned on the website. However, Tesla does have an earnings call scheduled on January 26, and CEO Elon Musk has said that he expects a “product plan” to be released at that time.

Tesla-Cybertruck-1024x552-1.jpg


It was in 2019 when Elon Musk first unveiled the Cybertruck. A 2022 delivery date is still uncertain, as is whether or not Cybertruck will be built in the firm’s Austin, Texas factory. To be honest, it is questionable whether the company is even working on it at this point.

Controversy has always surrounded Elon Musk’s Cybertruck

Since it was initially introduced, the Cybertruck has been a source of controversy due to its unique design, which even Elon Musk has questioned.

Frank Stephenson, a legendary car designer, has also been a critic. About a year after Cybertruck was unveiled, the designer, who had held positions of leadership at McLaren, BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and other automakers, shared his insights in a YouTube video.

As designers, it is our duty to foresee what the future will look like rather than just speculate about it. Every time I have worked on an OEM project, I have had the obligation of creating a vehicle that will still seem new at least ten years from now. In my initial thoughts on the Cybertruck, I worry about how old it would seem in a short period of time.

While Elon Musk is unquestionably brilliant in the future, this design shows that his intellect lacks adequate knowledge of history. This design is even more discordant with the future that we should be constructing if we do not collaborate with nature in our usage of electric cars, considering Musk’s stated commitment to a future in which electric vehicles are commonplace.

So, it does not say anything bad about Musk’s ability to make Cybertruck a reality. That may be a stretch, considering the current situation.

With just a single-page website and uncertain delivery dates, Tesla’s Cybertruck currently lacks any real substance. It is possible that the Cybertruck will only become a reality when the firm begins making deliveries, given Musk’s history of trolls and fun with his company’s fan base and social media following.


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lmao what kind of crap is this? A consumer report article?
 
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techradar seems to be a bit more positive about Cybertruck.....


We may finally learn this month when the Tesla Cybertruck will actually arrive
By Chris Teague published about 14 hours ago

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk will reveal more in an investor call

After questions over the long-awaited Cybertruck's release date, Musk will join an investor call on January 26 to give an update on Tesla's overall product roadmap.

Automakers around the globe are having trouble delivering new vehicles, as they contend with an ongoing microchip shortage and unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic.

Tesla is not immune to those challenges, but it has still faced scrutiny over product delivery timelines and availability.

The investor call was confirmed via press release, and follows on from Musk's December 3, 2021 tweet in which he revealed "Product roadmap update on next earnings call". This is that "next earnings call".


This update comes as the automaker faces questions on its ability to actually deliver a new vehicle. Tesla removed Cybertruck production information from its website, and moved the estimated production dates into 2022.

The truck joins two other Tesla products with years-old announcement dates but no indication of an actual market arrival.

The Tesla Semi Truck and new Roadster were unveiled in 2017, and while testing units exist, neither has entered full-scale production. The Semi began limited production in Nevada, but has yet to move forward from there.

Tesla's expansion continues

Even as it faces questions on vehicle deliveries, Tesla continues to expand its manufacturing presence, both in the US and abroad.

The automaker expects its new Gigafactory Texas, located near Austin, to be operational for volume production some time this year, and a new facility in Germany is in the final stages of construction.

Tesla clearly offers desirable products, as the vehicles it currently sells all have long waiting lists. The brand's faithful fans are quick to forgive for delays and uncertainty, but for Tesla itself the timeline puts it in an awkward spot.

If it had been able to push the Cybertruck to market in 2021, Tesla could have been one of the first to offer an electric pickup truck.

As it stands now, the Cybertruck will face off against the Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning and the GMC Hummer EV.

Depending on the final delivery date, Tesla may also have to contend with the Chevrolet Silverado EV, which is slated to arrive in spring 2023.


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