Deliveries of the Tesla Cybertruck will not begin until late 2022, the automaker revealed this week.
The Tesla Cybertruck was first unveiled in late 2019, with company CEO Elon Musk at the time saying the car would be ready for a U.S. market launch by late 2021. Rumors then started to swirl the funky-looking electric pickup would be delayed, with the company starting the design engineering process later than expected. Now, according to a report from Electrek, Tesla has updated its website to say the vehicle will not be ready until 2022. Sources familiar with the matter also told the publication the truck will not be ready until late 2022 and that production would not ramp up to a significant level until 2023.
When the Tesla Cybertruck debuted, many expected it would be the first battery-electric truck to hit the market, with Musk targeting a lofty 2021 launch date. That title now looks as though it will go to the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, which will commence deliveries later this year. GM will build the pricy six-figure electric truck at its newly renovated Factory Zero plant in Michigan, with production set to begin in the fall. The Edition 1 model features a three-motor powertrain producing more than 1,000 horsepower, which can catapult the 9,000-pound off-roader to 60 mph in three seconds flat. Range per charge stands at an estimated 350 miles.
The range-topping tri-motor version of the Tesla Cybertruck makes about 800 horsepower and can also hustle from zero to 60 mph in three seconds. Tesla claims the truck will have more than 500 miles of range. Prices for the range-topping model start at $69,900, although Tesla plans to charge just $39,900 for the single motor, rear-wheel-drive base model. The GMC Hummer EV, by comparison, starts at $79,995, while the First Edition is priced from $112,995.