Things are starting to heat up regarding the Tesla Cybertruck and I am wondering if there is going to be some sort of announcement from Tesla or Elon Musk in the coming months.
From the following Tweet, we can see that there is a new beta image of the Cybertruck circulating around the Internet. Why is this happening now? If you know WholeMarsBlog, you will know that he is one of Tesla's biggest supporters and personally knows Elon Musk. He is on top of breaking news regarding Tesla and is a big supporter of FSD (full self-driving).
Generally, when we start seeing clues to something, there's a good chance that there is something that is going to be announced soon. My hope is that the latest rumors about the Cybertruck are true and that we are closer to a release date than we think. We also saw Tesla sending a text to a Cybertruck reservation holder which may be a clue production is nearing.
I am wondering why the images and talk of the Tesla Cybertruck are such a hot topic right now? To me, that suggests that someone knows something and that we will soon have news from Tesla about the Cybertruck. There's a lot of questions I have about the Cybertruck and I'm looking at Tesla for answers.
My Questions About the Cybertruck
If Tesla is going to start releasing news about the Cybertruck, then I want to know the following:
Is the release date of the Cybertruck going to be sooner than late 2022?
The reason this is important is because I and many others are budgeting for the purchase of the Cybertruck and if it is going to be delivered sooner than that, then customers will want to know so they can budget accordingly.
Is the Cybertruck Going to Look Like What Was Unveiled?
The Cybertruck was unveiled on November 21, 2019. In it, Elon Musk showed the Cybertruck and talked about it and how it took up less space than the Ford F-150. I would like to know if the Cybertruck is going to look exactly like it did in the unveiling or if there are planned changes. I have a hunch, based on the "beta" image floating around, that the final design of the Cybertruck may look different.
Will the CyberTruck Have Armor Glass That Doesn't Break?
One thing that did not go as planned during the unveiling was the supposed Tesla armor glass windows of the Cybertruck broke when a heavy steel ball was thrown at them. I want to know if it is planned to have Tesla armor glass still on the Cybertruck, or if that feature is going to be scrapped.
Will the Cybertruck Cost the Same?
I would love to know if there is a planned price hike of the Cybertruck based on the supply chain issues affecting the global market today. These supply chain issue are probably why Elon Musk says Tesla can't launch Cybertruck or Semi Yet.
After all, Tesla has raised the prices of the Model 3, Model Y, and Model S vehicles several times this year and is still selling out well into next year. Can the Cybertruck still be sold for $79,000 for the tri-motor that gets 500 miles of range? That seems like a steal now based on current prices...
What Accessories Will Be Available?
Will the Cybertruck have the option for solar panels - that's something that Elon Musk has said, but will that actually be something you can get at the time of purchase? I hope so. Are there going to be camper options to buy with it, or other add-ons that come out like a stove? I'm very interested in the accessories of the Cybertruck.
There's been a lot of hot topics on the Cybertruck lately and this beta image is yet another reason to wonder if Tesla has something up there sleeve to unveil for us in the coming months. I for one can only hope!
What do you think of this beta image of the Cybertruck? Is it a beta image or something else? Is Tesla getting closer than we think to releasing the Cybertruck?
Update: According to a new information shared with Torque News, Tesla may have over 3 million Cybertruck orders by October 12, 2021.
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.
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