The Tesla Cybertruck would first hit the market in 2020, then in 2021, then in 2022, and now in 2023. Sometime in the middle of next year, if we are to believe Elon Musk. But to be honest, we don’t.
We saw the Tesla Cybertruck for the first time almost four years ago, in October 2019. Half the world thought the electric pickup was a joke, but Elon Musk announced that he would actually take the colossus into production. In 2020, he said, to later postpone it to 2021, 2022 and now 2023. Tesla should hurry, as the electric truck market is starting to fill up, with the Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV.
Will the electric Tesla Cybertruck really come in 2023?
In a conversation with investors, Musk confirms that the Cybertruck will hit the market in mid-2023. You can take that with a grain of salt, though. Musk tends to promise things much sooner than he can deliver them. For example, he has been calling for fully-driving cars for nine years next year. And that prediction has never come true until now.
Tesla has trouble with the design of the Cybertruck
Ford plans to build 150,000 units of the electric F-150 Lightning next year, while Tesla is still struggling with the Cybertruck design. It is reportedly challenging to get the device – which resembles an incompletely loaded video game model – to meet the applicable vehicle requirements. Experts predict, for example, that the Cybertruck is unlikely to receive European type approval, especially for pedestrian safety.