Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has postponed creation of its greatly anticipated Cybertruck, intending to begin in 2023, CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday, when opponents are multiplying down on endeavors to catch the worthwhile market.
The declaration affirms a Reuters report from recently and comes as the electric-vehicle producer revealed record quarterly income and 2022 conveyances developing over half, notwithstanding production network issues.
Musk, who disclosed the advanced vehicle in 2019, had as of now deferred its creation from late 2021 until late 2022.
Tesla will get ready to send off Cybertruck, Semi and Roadster just as its humanoid robot one year from now, he said.
“We will not be introducing new vehicle models this year. It would not make any sense because we’ll still be parts constrained,” Musk said on a call with examiners.
He said extra items “would then require a bunch of attention and resources on that increased complexity of the additional product, resulting in fewer vehicles actually being delivered this year.”
Musk said he desires to create a quarter million Cybertrucks yearly yet accomplishing this will require some investment on account of a ton of new innovation to be presented.
“Batteries will probably not be the limiting factor in Cybertruck production,” he said.
“I worry more about like how do we make the Cybertruck affordable despite having awesome technology,” he said.
Prior in January, Reuters revealed Tesla deferred its Cybertruck creation as it changes highlights and capacities even with rising rivalry in the electric pickup market.
Tesla, which started making electric vehicles with the top notch car, Model S, and later presented a more reasonable vehicle, the Model 3, still can’t seem to send off in the profoundly beneficial pickup truck portion as of now overwhelmed by fuel-swallowing vehicles from U.S. automakers.
Musk tweeted on Tuesday he has been driving the most recent Cybertruck model around the new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, adding: “It’s awesome”.
Passage Motor Co (F.N) and Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) have hustled in front of Tesla in sending off electric pickups. Rivian has begun conveyances of its R1T pickup truck, while Ford is set to begin conveyances of its F-150 Lightning electric pickup in spring this year.
General Motors’ (GM.N) Silverado electric pickup, disclosed recently, will start creation in 2023.