Following an eventful debut back in November 2019, the unusual Tesla Cybertruck has been subject to various production delays that have pushed the official launch date back to mid-2023. Now, production of the all-electric Cybertruck has finally begun in Texas.
In a post to social media, Tesla shows off the first-ever Tesla Cybertruck to roll of the assembly line at the Tesla Giga Texas factory. In the photo, the all-electric pickup is surrounded by the factory workers that helped assemble it, almost obscuring the Cybertruck from view.
For reference, the Tesla Cybertruck was initially scheduled to commence production sometime during the late 2021 calendar year. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk later delayed production of the vehicle to late 2022, then early 2023, and finally mid-2023. The unusually shaped pickup debuted with a tri-motor powertrain, enabling it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in as little as a Tesla-claimed 2.9 seconds. The Cybertruck’s largest battery pack is capable of an estimated 500 miles of range.
It’s worth noting that Tesla upped the starting MSRP of the all-electric pickup over the sub-$40,000 mark back in August 2022.
In regard to General Motors competition, the Cybertruck will be positioned to compete with the Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, and GMC Hummer EV Pickup. As of the time of this writing, Tesla holds the largest market share when it comes to electric vehicles, but a study suggests that both GM and Ford will command a larger market share than Musk’s company in the near future. In fact, experts predict that the electric pickups offered by both The General and Ford will serve to bolster their respective shares, eating into Tesla’s 70 percent market share.