Tesla CEO Elon Musk has decided to keep his futuristic-looking truck in the future. The electric vehicle company announced Monday that it has pushed back its delivery date on the Cybertruck into next year.
At least that’s according to the Tesla website. The truck’s configuration page where prospective buyers can purchase the vehicle changed its delivery date. “You will be able to complete your configuration as production nears in 2022,” the website says now.
Elon Musk primed investors during a quarterly earnings call last month, noting that “production is hard,” Fox News said.
“I think Cybertruck ramp will be difficult because it’s such new architecture. I mean it’s going to be a great product. It might, I think be our best product ever. But there’s a lot of fundamentally new design ideas in the Cybertruck,” Musk said.
Building the model Y poses a number of significant challenges. For one, Tesla will make Cybertruck with large, single pieces of stainless steel, which requires new production styles and machinery. And next-gen battery technology which will power the truck is still in development, Fox said.
He said at the beginning of the year during an earlier call with investors that the company may get “lucky” and produce some Cybertrucks this year.
“If we get lucky, we will be able to do a few [Cybertruck] deliveries by the end of this year,” Musk said, according to MotorTrend. “But I expect volume production to be in 2022.”
The Tesla Semi has also been delayed until 2022. The company will need to get the cost of batteries down to lower the cost of manufacturing the two trucks at an economically viable scale.
Elon Musk Lives In Tiny Affordable Home
Tesla and Space-X CEO Elon Musk is the second-richest man in the world with a reported $182 billion net worth. People have called him the real-life Tony Stark. So, you’d expect him to live in a Tony Stark-style mansion. But he recently came out and confirmed a rumor that he lived in a home that cost less than $50,000. It’s reported to be a 375-square-foot house that has a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom.
Last year, Musk promised to “own no homes.” Shortly after he made this comment, Musk put up five of his homes on Zillow. The LA Times reports he sold three of his mansion in Bel Air neighborhood for $40.9 million total.
Though, he does still own one large mansion in San Francisco that he rents out for events. He did say he’s eager to sell it, however.
It “needs to go to a large family who will live there,” Musk said, adding that “it’s a special place.”