Elon Musk Says Design Of Tesla Cybertruck Is “Locked” & Pushes Production To “Middle Of 2023”
The Cybertruck is Tesla’s most daring vehicle design to date. The futuristic truck, unlike most vehicles, has an exoskeleton body and will be made out of 90% recycled stainless steel.
Despite the already groundbreaking design of the Cybertruck shown off at the unveiling event back in 2019, the vehicle in the meantime has still seen several notable design changes.
The redesigned Cybertruck has several changes including rear wheel steering, handless doors, an opening from the bed to the rear seats, and many smaller changes.
Musk has also confirmed there will be a new quad motor Cybertruck variant. Even though Elon hasn’t shared details of the new truck, insider leaks have suggested it will have 0 to 60 mph time of under 2 seconds.
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Recently we also got a sneak peek at the new interior of the redesigned Cybertruck. This new interior has some notable changes such as the white rectangular marble-looking dashboard of the Cybertruck prototype is now replaced with a more traditional triangular shape and black material resembling the dashboard of the refreshed Model S & X.
And like the new Model S & X, the redesigned Cybertruck interior now also comes with a second screen behind the steering wheel. And other changes we were able to notice include an attachment for side view screens, a less angular seat design, and a new center console.
And if all these changes weren’t enough, recently Elon Musk has teased us with a picture of a Cybertruck design with 6 wheels and a much wider body.
Every design improvement has made the Cybertruck an even more compelling vehicle than it already is however, according to the third part of Elon Musk’s interview with Tesla Owners Silicon Valley, the Tesla CEO says they have finalized the design of the Cybertruck.
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Speaking about the Cybertruck Musk said “we need to get on [producing] that. The design at least is finally locked.” Musk also continued on to say “we got carried away” with all the changes they have made to the truck.
And when asked if he could estimate when he thinks the truck is coming Musk said “I think the middle of next year, roughly 12 monthish.”
This is not Musk’s most confident prediction and as it is, the serial entrepreneur is known for being too optimistic with timelines. Currently, supplier leaks point to the Cybertruck beginning production in late 2023 with initial deliveries beginning in 2024.
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Having said that, recently there has also been new information that suggests the Cybertruck is nearing production. Tesla’s Giga Press supplier, IDRA, last week revealed that it has finished construction of the 9000-ton Giga Press that Musk has confirmed will be used to build the Cybertruck’s body.
For now, it is at least good to see Tesla has finally settled on the production design of the Cybertruck. It’s also good to hear Musk’s more optimistic production timeline.
However, given Musk’s track record with deadlines and the conflicting reports coming from suppliers as of now it is difficult to say the Cybertruck will indeed come in the middle of 2023. However, we will be sure to keep you posted as we get further information.
Until then, make sure to visit our site torqenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Happy to hear Tesla has finalized the design of the Cybertruck? Also, do you think Tesla will start delivering the Cybertruck in the middle of next year? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Image: Screenshot from Elon Musk’s interview with Tesla Owners Silicon Valley
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