Elon Musk suggests Cybertruck is not happening this year

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Elon Musk suggests Cybertruck is not happening this year

Was planned for late 2021

The Cybertruck rolled into Tesla's Austin, Tex., factory location where it will be manufactured on Thursday, but it sounds like it will be a while before more of them start rolling out of it.

Elon Musk was visiting the site of the under-construction facility and took the prototype for a ride around the dirt-covered grounds, much to the delight of the staff on-site and Tesla fans on the web.


Giga Texas, as the plant is known, is set to produce the Cybertruck along with the Model YSUV. The Model Y is currently produced at Tesla's factory in Fremont, Calif. but Musk said it can save shipping costs by also building it in Texas to supply the eastern United States.

During Tesla's last earnings call in January, Musk said "we'll make a few deliveries of the Cybertruck in 2021, but volume production is set for next year." In Austin, he had a different take on the start of operations at the factory.

When asked in a tweet from the Tesla Owners Online, which had just posted an image of the Cybertruck, if the factory was "still on time for some deliveries later this year," Musk answered, "limited production of Model Y this year, high volume next year," but did not mention the Cybertruck.


He then tweeted "Same with Berlin," in reference to another factory under construction in Germany that will manufacture the Model Y primarily for the European market.

The Cybertruck in Texas also appeared to be the same prototype shown before, rather than the updated version that Musk said will be revealed sometime during the current fiscal quarter, which runs through June.

Musk recently teased that "there will be no handles" on the production version of the truck," but did not elaborate on the operation of the doors.

SOURCE: FOX BUSINESS
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so... he didn't even mention the CT, the article is definitely misleading. I'm not holding my breath, only time will tell.
I think people are reading a lot into omission. I also don't think this is news... Did anyone really think their CT would be made this year? I think the big question is how far into 2022 will it be before production begins?
 

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I think people are reading a lot into omission. I also don't think this is news... Did anyone really think their CT would be made this year? I think the big question is how far into 2022 will it be before production begins?
If you are watching the "quad squad" videos and the info in those from Tegtmeyer, the Model Y portions of the factory appear to be approaching structural completion. The portions for the CT are just going up now. Thus it is reasonable to assume MY production will start several months before the Cybertruck. :(

My guess is CT production will not occur before late Q2 2022 - I hope I am wrong.
 

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Elon didn't suggest anything, very misleading. Is it likely? Sure, but he didn't say it.
 

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I’ll have whatever you’re smoking if you think the CT is coming this year. Likely well into next before production, at volume or otherwise.
Musk already said that too..... limited production in 2021 with full production in 2022. Literally months ago. Not news.
 
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As I have been saying for a long time and yes I know this makes people mad, but the CT won‘t be in the hands of customers before 2023.
Not sure how much the semiconductor shortage will affect CT production next year but.......

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...ecs-agree-chip-shortage-could-last-into-2023/
Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023
Companies reeling from natural disasters and massive demand from OEMs, consumers.

The chip shortage has affected all automotive manufacturers AND large truck manufacturers!
 
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