Highly anticipated: Elon Musk has confirmed that the Tesla Cybertruck will go on sale subsequent yr. The electrical pickup was unveiled in 2019 with a deliberate launch date of 2021. That was pushed to 2022, and now it has been confirmed that the EV will lastly arrive in 2023.
Musk made the announcement on the launch get together for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas. A manufacturing model of the Cybertruck was on stage throughout the occasion, exhibiting a slight change to the unique design: the truck will not include door handles; as a substitute, sensors will detect when an proprietor is close by and open robotically.
Tesla’s unveiling of the Cybertruck virtually three years in the past did not go totally easily. An worker threw a metallic ball at its “unbreakable” driver’s facet glass home windows, each of which shattered. Musk later mentioned this was as a consequence of an earlier take a look at that concerned hitting the truck’s doorways with a sledgehammer. That might need proved the Cybertruck’s physique sturdiness, nevertheless it additionally cracked the panes of glass housed inside the bottom of the doorways, apparently.
Tesla in 2021 introduced that the Cybertruck would not be arriving that yr however would ship in 2022 as a substitute. Musk then informed staff manufacturing would not begin till late this yr, and a report in January claimed the EV would arrive 2023, which Musk has now confirmed.
Elsewhere, Musk mentioned a large beta of Tesla’s Full Self-driving Technology ought to launch within the US later this yr, and the Tesla Semi EV can also be set for launch in 2023. The CEO added that subsequent yr would see manufacturing start on the Optimus robotic, which he beforehand known as Tesla’s most necessary in-development product, probably larger than its automobile enterprise.