Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his company will begin production of the Cybertruck next year. He also briefly pointed out that Tesla will begin production of the electric Semi-truck and the new electric Roadster sports car next year.
At a show honoring the opening of Gigafactory Texas, Elon Musk also apologized for the delay in the production of the Cybertruck. That delay is partly due to the new plant in Texas, the place where the truck will be built. This plant has now been opened, which did not allow production to begin earlier.
In total, Tesla now has six so-called Gigafactories: four in the United States, the recently opened plant in Berlin and a plant in Shanghai. Musk said that this year is mainly a year of scaling up, after which there will be a lot of new products next year.
During the show, a copy of the Cybertruck came onto the stage, where it was pointed out, among other things, that there are no door handles, because the vehicle knows that the driver is coming on and can then open the doors at the right time.
Earlier, Tesla removed the production date of the vehicle on the website. The truck was announced at the end of 2019 and has to deal with the necessary delay. It is an electric pickup truck made of armored metal with tempered glass windows. Tesla releases versions with a single engine and rear-wheel drive and versions with two or three engines and all-wheel drive. The cheapest version should start at $ 40,000; the most expensive version will go on sale from $ 70,000.
Tesla introduced the plan for Semi-truck in 2017. This electric truck should have gone into production as early as 2019, but that too was not achieved. The cheapest version with an expected base price of 130,000 euros has a range of 475km and the more expensive version with a range of 800km is expected to cost 150,000 euros.