Tesla Starts Manufacturing Cybertrucks After a Long Wait

 A prototype for the electric pickup was unveiled approximately four years prior to its production beginning.

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Nearly four years after the introduction of the prototype, Tesla produced the first Cybertruck at its Texas manufacturing facility.

The company announced the start of production in a Saturday morning tweet that featured a picture of the car surrounded by hundreds of hard-hatted workers at Tesla's plant in the Austin region, where the business is now headquartered. 

At a gathering outside of Los Angeles in 2019, Musk introduced the Cybertruck and said that it will go into production within a few years. 

Since Tesla announced ambitions to enter the industry, several rivals have released their electric pickup trucks on the market. Early last year, the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup started leaving the assembly lines in Michigan. In recent months, startup Rivian Automotive has accelerated customer deliveries of its R1T truck.

Legacy automakers have found the gasoline pickup truck market to be one of their most successful segments, and several businesses have tried to entice new customers with comparable EV offers. 
Some of these cars, like the F-150 Lightning, are designed to appeal to traditionalists by looking similar to their gas-powered equivalents. The Cybertruck, which has a triangular stainless-steel body and a science-fiction aesthetic, is Musk's response to such designs, which he has called uninteresting. 

While ramping up production of the battery-powered truck, Musk must contend with a volatile EV market. According to research firm Cox Automotive, sales of electric vehicles have slowed in the first half of the year, and inventory has started to build up at dealerships all around the United States. According to Cox, there were 92 days of unsold EV inventory at the end of June, compared to a 51-day supply for all types of vehicles, based on current sales trends. 

Along with other automakers, Tesla has lowered costs throughout its spectrum in an effort to increase demand for its electric cars. 

The head of Tesla previously stated that he didn't anticipate the electric pickup to be a significant part of the company's lineup until 2024. In April, Musk stated that he anticipates the business to begin providing Cybertrucks to clients in the third quarter of this year.

Along with the delays, the business had problems when the vehicle was unveiled in late 2019. In order to prove the Cybertruck's durability, Musk asked his head of design to throw a little metal ball at its side window. 

Musk has cautioned that developing new automobiles, like the Cybertruck, will stunt the company's expansion. He claimed that a number of programmes have been suspended as Tesla concentrates on increasing output. According to Musk, some of these abandoned projects include the creation of a cheap EV priced at $25,000 and a semitrailer truck.

Want to learn more about the new Tesla Cybertruck?


The external shell of the Cybertruck is designed for maximum durability and passenger safety. Every part of the suit, starting with the almost impenetrable exoskeleton, is made with exceptional strength and endurance in mind, from the Tesla armour glass to the Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled Stainless Steel structural skin.


We would use something better if it was available. A sleek monochromatic exoskeleton that places the shell on the outside of the car and offers you and your passengers optimum protection can help eliminate dents, damage, and long-term corrosion.


For enhanced performance and damage tolerance, a composite made of ultra-strong glass and polymer layers can deflect and absorb impact force.


The most potent tool we have ever created, the Cybertruck is equipped with 100 cubic feet of outside, lockable storage, including a magic tonneau cover that is robust enough to stand on. It has a payload capability of up to 3,500 pounds and adjustable air suspension.


Now reaching a new level of power, speed, and adaptability—only attainable with an all-electric construction. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and has a range of up to 500 miles because to its powerful drivetrain and low centre of gravity.


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