Report: Vaporware Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Delayed Until 2023

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It was originally "Production starts in 2021 and ramp up in 2022", it is now "Production starts ... sometime?? in 2022." We've twice had strong hints that it is late 2022, an 8-12 month delay. Which would suggest the ramp up will be mostly in 2023.

Right now all we have to go on officially is a 4 word change on the ordering page and some vague comments by Musk which weren't public comments.

We're still waiting on:
  • 4680 cell production.
  • 8k Giga Press.
  • Apparently FSD HW4 now.
  • Beta trucks.
Based on previous build outs and comments from Musk, it takes about a year to ramp up production. That can't happen until all the above is in play. Once we see all of those pieces in play, it's likely a 4-6 month wait for the first customer trucks, and another year after that until they are at full production (5,000/ week). Unless you can figure out a way for them to cram 18 months into the next 12 months, that seems unlikely.
I’m hoping Tesla is as interested in cashing in on the sales as well as the PR/bragging rights and that they already origami-ing and casting and filling a few with 4680’s for 007 top secret testing on Richard Branson’s island so they’ll jump in at 10,000 a month out of the gate.
Of course now I need to start a new savings acct for the Quad, I’m guessing what? $20,000. I’m sure my 17 y/o son won’t let me say no….
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Just came across this........

By John Goreham G+ Sep 17 2021 - 9:49am
Report: Vaporware Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Delayed Until 2023

A leading electric vehicle advocacy publication cites un-named sources as saying the imaginary Tesla Cybertruck won’t be delivered until 2023.


It was November of 2019, nearly two years ago, that Tesla held its launch event for the imaginary Cybertruck. Chief public relations officer for the company, Elon Musk, was the ringmaster. A cadre of minions dressed in black and wearing boots and long black jackets (in sunny California, indoors) was on hand to help demonstrate the awesomeness of this latest Tesla vehicle. What looked like a guillotine was on stage, and the highlight of the event was the chief minion throwing things at the Cybertruck to show off the bulletproof windows, which promptly shattered. It was all so promising, sad, and weird. Why the event was not held at Burning Man is the only real question.

When Was Cybertruck Launched?
The truck shown on stage in 2019 was a prototype, or mock-up, or possibly a hologram, and had not come from a production plant dedicated to the model. Wide-eyed lamestream media journalists and Tesla’s advocacy media partners covered the event as if it were a real launch for a real product. The implied promise was that this was a consumer product that could be purchased. Except it wasn’t. And still isn’t.

One top Tesla news publication, Elektrek, recently updated Cybertruck fans and investors by revealing that the Cybertruck may not be for sale to the general public for quite a while. The publication cites un-named sources to whom it spoke as having been on a call directly with Tesla’s production manager Elon Musk. According to this loose chain of sources, the current Cybertruck won’t see volume production “...until late 2023.”

Interestingly, Elektrek covered the delayed production of the Cybertruck multiple times thus far in 2021. Here are some links:
January Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
July Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
August Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
September Elektrek Cybertruck Delay Story
Clearly, someone wants to carefully manage the news that Tesla's Cybrtruck has been delayed.

Tesla Cybertruck Delay Sources
We don’t know how to verify Elektrek’s claims that the Cybertruck is delayed since the publication's sources are not named. Tesla’s abandoned PR contact numbers and emails are no help. However, Elektrek’s owners and writers are investors in the company they report on according to the site's "About" section, so we are confident the publication carefully checks out its facts on the products its employees hold a financial stake in.

When Will Cybertruck Really Be Available?
Nobody is certain when Cybertruck product will begin. The usual way of gleaning tidbits of info from this public company, tweeting towards its leader, has not worked well. So, if the information reported is correct, Cybertruck reservation holders who have been picking out things like solar tonneau covers and camper accessories will have to wait at least until 2023 to install their gadgets. Or, if the demand is still high for all things electric by then, possibly not until 2024. Five calendar years after the product's launch event hosted by a public company.

John Goreham is a long-time New England Motor Press Association member and recovering engineer. John's interest in EVs goes back to 1990 when he designed the thermal control system for an EV battery as part of an academic team. After earning his mechanical engineering degree, John completed a marketing program at Northeastern University and worked with automotive component manufacturers, in the semiconductor industry, and in biotech. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American news outlets and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on TikTok @ToknCars, on Twitter, and view his credentials at Linkedin

https://www.torquenews.com/1083/report-vaporware-tesla-cybertruck-deliveries-delayed-until-2023
Sounds about right.
 

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" A leading electric vehicle advocacy publication cites un-named sources as saying the imaginary Tesla Cybertruck won’t be delivered until 2023."

Whew! I was really worried until I saw it's only the imaginary Cybertruck that was delayed. So, we can safely assume the real Cybertruck's schedule is unchanged.

Really dodged a bullet there! ;)
 

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" A imaginary leading electric vehicle advocacy publication cites imaginary un-named sources as saying the imaginary Tesla Cybertruck won’t be delivered until 2023."
Fixed.

Also, this:
When Was Cybertruck Launched?
Why is the announcement or reveal date referred to as the launch day? It’s just an announcement.

Launching is when the rocket leaves the pad.

The CyberTruck is launched when the first production vehicles are delivered to customers. If never delivered, it was never launched. Make sense?
 

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Launch is when the product is announced. That's when we knew it would exist.

Production is when they start coming out of the factory.

Ship is when they leave the factory.

Deliver is when they start arriving in buyers' hands.

-Crissa
 

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Launch is when the product is announced. That's when we knew it would exist.

Production is when they start coming out of the factory.

Ship is when they leave the factory.

Deliver is when they start arriving in buyers' hands.

-Crissa
That's completely backwards.
Deliver is when they start arriving in buyers' hands.
Ship is when they leave the factory.
Production is when they start coming out of the factory.
Launch is when the product is announced. That's when we knew it would exist
You should look at everything from my perspective!
 

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