More than three years after its initial announcement, Cybertruck production is expected to start this summer – though Musk has said that mass production won’t begin until next year.
“It takes time to get the manufacturing line going, and this is really a very radical product,” Musk said Wednesday. “It’s not made in the way that other cars are made.”
The Tesla CEO declined to answer a question about updated vehicle specifications, noting that all details will be revealed during the hand-off event.
One thing I am confident of saying is that it’s an incredible product. It’s a Hall of Famer.
The company’s decision to construct the Cybertruck out of stainless steel, which is more expensive than the steel generally used in the car industry, may be one of the primary causes of the delay. Due to its propensity to return to its original shape, it cannot be stamped into fenders and other parts. Additionally, it requires special welding methods, all of which have made the Cybertruck production more complicated than Tesla’s other vehicles.
Even less essential components, like windshield wipers, need to be custom-made thanks to the Cybertruck’s distinctive design.