Musk suggests the design is still being finalized, but we may see the Cybertruck on the road in 2021
Tesla profits and revenue have been through the roof in Q3, and the hype for the Cybertruck is only continuing to build. CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk, was questioned during a conference call on the timeline for Cybertruck production, as well as what the consumer base might be able to expect from its design.
As many know, Musk keeps things fairly fluid within his company. The full self-driving feature has been in the works for years, without much of a definitive timeline being offered at any point. With the Cybertruck now, Musk suggested that the overall design has still yet to be finished. No surprise there. What can we expect the finished product to look like though?
Well, it shouldn’t look a whole lot different, but some noticeable performance improvements may be on the near horizon. Here’s what Elon had to say about it:
"I was in the studio last Friday with Franz and the team looking over some improvements on the Cybertruck," Musk said. "[W]e always want to make the car that we deliver be better than the car we unveil. And that's the goal with the Cybertruck - a lot of small improvements compared to what was unveiled. I think it's going to be better than what we showed."
This seems to be a standard political answer from the CEO, dancing around the question somewhat. What it does tell us is, we can expect a ton of thought to go into each facet of this futuristic vehicle. Competition breeds excellence, and with the introduction of the all new Hummer EV, it may be enough to spark a fire under the design teams at Tesla. Overall, you can likely expect a far more finished product similar to the original concept we saw at the unveiling. At this point, there is so much excitement built for the original concept, it would be hard to see Musk stray from that in the final stretch of production.
Tesla also suggested that Cybertruck deliveries may begin later next year, which could be as much of a guess as you or I would make. Musk stated, “It's difficult to predict, [I] would say there's probably a lot of deliveries in 2022 and some deliveries towards the end of next year if things go well."
It is all heavily contingent on the completion of the all new Gigafactory Musk is building in Texas. It is no secret that Tesla buyers could take weeks longer than expected to see their car orders, as the company has had longstanding issues with keeping to time constraints, however, should the Gigafactory be completed in time, there seems to be little reason we won’t see this wild addition to the Tesla lineup on roads by next year.