A few years ago, Tesla took the wraps off the Cybertruck. It featured a rather futuristic-looking design and according to the company, they quickly received over 100,000 orders for it. The plan was to release it in 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was delayed. It was then suggested that it could start being delivered to customers by the end of 2021, but now it looks like it could have been delayed again.
This is according to Tesla’s Cybertruck website where it previously said, “You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022.” Now it reads, “You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears,” where the mention of 2022 has been removed from the description. This has led to speculation that the launch of the truck could have been delayed indefinitely since there is no date in sight.
It is unclear what could be causing the delays, but presumably the pandemic did not help the supply chain situation. Due to various countries locking down and closing factories, albeit temporarily, it appears to have had a huge impact on the supply and production of parts to all industries.
We’ve also seen the prices of materials skyrocket where certain materials used to be cheap, but are now suddenly a lot more expensive. In any case, we’re still keeping our fingers crossed that the Cybertruck will be released this year, but we’re not holding our breaths.